Singapore set for worst dengue epidemic

SINGAPORE is bracing itself for its worst ever dengue epidemic with infections this year already exceeding the total for all of 2012, official statistics show.

The first fatality of the year, a 20-year-old man, died on Wednesday in the city-state, which is known for fastidious sanitation but is facing a spike in the breeding of the Aedes mosquito that transmits the disease.

More than 7,700 people were infected as of May 25 in Singapore, compared to 4,632 in all of 2012, according to data from the health ministry.

See on www.heraldsun.com.au

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