News and politics Dengue fever strikes at Serangoon By Vanessa Tan on Saturday, November 16, 2002 One of my long-standing childhood friends, Desiree, has been hit by dengue fever and so has her brother. They stay at Serangoon, near Yio Chu Kang. Singapore residents might want to avoid going north for a while. Get well soon, Des! More info: The World Health Organisation Fact Sheet on Dengue Fever A useful poster from the Ministry of Environment on taking preventive steps against mosquito proliferation. The Control of Vectors & Pesticides Act, which also specifies how much you’ll be fined if those nasty mozzies are found breeding in your home. 2 Previous Post Next Post Related Posts News and politics Goodbye Bush, Hello Obama News and politics Young McCain and Obama News and politics McCain and Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live
scary. dengue fever is not something i typically associate with singapore. i hope your friend makes a fully recovery soon.
Thank you. Hopefully Des should be out of hospital today, and resting at home for another week. Having a low platelet count is very dangerous – one small knock and you could bleed to death.
Actually, dengue fever is not uncommon in tropical regions such as ours – and the rainy season we’ve been getting right now isn’t helping. The government has taken steps to educate the public about it – and they also fine people who allow mosquitos to breed in their homes. Even so, every year there are a few hundred cases of dengue fever and malaria in Singapore. 😮