National Environment Agency
The National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Tuesday that 554 cases of dengue fever were reported over the past week, an increase of 96 cases as compared to the previous week….
This may signal a future dengue outbreak unless measures are taken to suppress the Aedes mosquito population by eradicating their habitats, NEA said.
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The above is an extract from AsiaOne online.
The full report included a chart showing a weekly peak of 842 cases in 2013 and 921 cases in 2014. So having 554 cases in a week is nothing to worry about as it has not hit the previous peak. And it is not an outbreak. What then is an outbreak, above the two previous peaks?
554 cases in a week translate to nearly 80 cases a day. Tolerable? Of course in percentage terms against a 5.5m population it is very small, like the hepatitis C outbreak recently. There are more than 2m foreigners in the islands, no big deal. Maybe compared to 3rd World countries, this is normal.