The number of dengue cases in Singapore has crossed the 8,000 mark in the first five months of 2022, exceeding the number of infections reported in the whole of 2021. The Straits Times examines the threat of the disease and how people are dealing with it.
Dengue is not 'next Covid-19', but threat must still be taken seriously: Experts
Although dengue is not the next Covid-19, the threat it poses must still be taken seriously, experts told The Straits Times.
This is because the disease can still kill, and may also impose a burden on hospitals and the economy here.
However, the experts added that because of the nature of dengue, any public health measures taken are unlikely to be the same as those implemented to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Life in a dengue hot spot: Residents shun playgrounds and keep windows shut
The playground at The Creek @ Bukit and many of the public areas in the condominium in Toh Tuck Road have been quiet over the past two months.
Windows are shut, blinds are drawn, and the poolside is almost vacant as residents try to avoid getting bitten by Aedes mosquitoes.
As at Friday (May 13), 78 people within the low-rise apartment complex have been infected with dengue.
'I would wake up with a mouth full of blood': Dengue patient shares his ordeal
When Mr Gary Yang came down with a fever ...