It’s not even peak Dengue season yet and the number of Dengue cases so far has already exceeded the total number of cases in 2021! That is 5258 recorded cases last year, versus 7515 as of 13 May 2022.
As advised by The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore, we are on track for a major outbreak. This is a serious concern because when Dengue cases continue to rise, an increase in the number of mosquitoes can expedite dengue transmission in areas with large dengue clusters compared to areas with a lower mosquito population.
Dengue fever has remained a public health problem in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, according to Mr Desmond Tan, Singapore's Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment
This year, the month of March saw a spike in dengue incidence, with about 3,000 cases reported since the beginning of the year. The largest number of 444 cases was recorded in the last week of March. Historically, dengue fever has been the most prevalent between June and October.
As of 9 May 2022, Singapore now has 220 active dengue clusters
The largest dengue cluster is Cheng Soon, Eng Kong, Toh Tuck and Toh Yi areas with 352 cases so far, followed by Woodlands Ave 9, Woodlands Crescent, Woodlands Rise areas with 323 cases.
63 dengue clusters are on red alert
The new virus serotype 3 (DENV-3) has been detected in 48 red alert clusters.
This year, the Aedes aegypti mosquito population in Singapore was 48% higher than the previous year during the same period.
What We Can Do During Dengue Season
Given the severity of the dengue infections, we are highly encouraged to step up on the preventive measures against mosquito breeding, such as draining stagnant water and doing a complete wipe-out once a week.
NEA has listed 3 main concerns about the dengue situation this year:
higher Aedes aegypti mosquito population detected in the community
previously uncommon Dengue virus serotype 3 (DENV-3) now circulating
significant number of people still staying in and working from home
Dengue has been a part of our lives, it is about time we learn to live with it more purposefully. Other than the usual preventive methods that are subject to human error, we want something that monitors the situation on our premises 24/7, and in real time.
This is where ORIGIN 3+1 Mosquito Management Program fits right in. Our holistic solution is driven by data analytics and our expertise to provide you a strategic action plan that actually works:
Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) misting releases Bti and adulticide in optimally tiny droplets that kill larvae and adult mosquitoes, and leaves a residual effect Lures Aedes female mosquitoes to lay eggs in the water Kills larvae when they develop into a pupae, which gets eaten by the larvae Biological fungus has a slow-kill effect on female mosquitoes Larvicide contaminates female mosquitoes; they carry the larvicide to the surrounding breeding sites Data analytics to identify hot spots and potential breeding sites for more effective treatment plan