Tropical disease – dengue – is a serious issue around the globe. The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that Singapore is “still in the midst of dengue season”. In fact, the MOH calls public attention to remain vigilant in order to fight dengue outbreak in the major locality in Singapore. In an interview the ministry pointed out that appropriate precautionary measure is important to prevent mosquito breeding.
Date back in 2005, MOH records 27 deaths and an approximate 14,006 infected people while a total of 14,363 cases were recorded this year including 5 deaths. From the figures of infected people given above, this is a clear indication wherein dengue cases climb up from 2005 until today. In an interview, the National Environment Agency (NEA) says that May to October is “the peak season for dengue outbreak”. With this, dengue virus is expected to multiply faster due to warm temperature level.
What is dengue fever?
Dengue haemorrhagic fever also known as dengue is a severe form of fever. Oftentimes, dengue is deemed hazardous which threat lives of the many. Dengue fever is a tropical disease cause by mosquito. Singapore is a tropical country surrounded by huge number of islands and body of waters. As such, these bodies of water are the main course of survival for mosquito-borne diseases.
To put it simply, dengue fever is acquired through virus transmission cause by infection from aedes mosquito. This type of mosquito is responsible on the dengue virus widespread which yielded four varieties of virus such as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4. All these and more can directly affect human immune system to shut down and unfortunately can cause death.