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THE ISSUE

DENGUE CAN BE FATAL IF UNTREATED

The female Aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary vector of dengue in Singapore. When an Aedes mosquito bites an infected person, it can pick up the virus and pass it to the next person it bites. View the map showing areas with relatively higher Aedes aegypti mosquito population, and thus higher risk of dengue transmission.

Residents living in areas with relatively higher Aedes aegypti mosquito populations are urged to help reduce the mosquito population by regularly practising the Mozzie Wipeout.

The more severe forms of dengue can be fatal if not treated.

Learn how you can prevent Aedes mosquito breeding at the National Environment Agency (NEA)'s dengue webpage.

Dengue Issue

THE CHALLENGE

MOSQUITOES BREED EASILY IN OUR ENVIRONMENT

The Aedes mosquito breeds in stagnant water in man-made habitats. These can be easily found in our environment – such as pails and containers in our homes, tree holes and drains outdoor. Our tropical climate is also conducive to the maturation of the mosquito.

THE DISEASE IS CONSTANTLY AMONG US

Dengue is endemic in Singapore and the region. This means that the disease is always present, even if it is not always at high levels. To prevent disease transmission, it is important for us to keep mosquito numbers as low as possible at all times.

RECEIVE ALERTS ON AREAS WITH HIGHER AEDES AEGYPTI MOSQUITO POPULATIONS

Download the myENV app and view the Aedes Mosquitoes map, showing areas with relatively high Aedes aegypti mosquito populations. Add locations on the myENV app and set up notifications for Aedes mosquitoes. You will be notified if one of your locations is in an area with higher Aedes population.

Download the myENV app for iPhone or Android.

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