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Sep 2019 - A total of 11,164 dengue cases have been reported this year (as of 31 August 2019). 417 cases were reported in the week ending 31 August 2019. As of 2 September 2019, there are 140 active dengue clusters in Singapore…see reported dengue cases

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NATIONAL Environment Agency: DENGUE Clusters

Sep 2019 - Operationally, a dengue cluster indicates a locality with active transmission where intervention is targeted. It is formed when two or more cases have onset within 14 days and are located within 150m of each other (based on residential and workplace addresses as well as movement history). The clusters are categorised according to their current status.…see reported dengue clusters in Singapore


Zoos offer people the chance to name a cockroach after their exes

Feb 7, 2019 - Looking for a Valentine's Day gift? Perhaps here's an idea that will arrive in time for next week. Several zoos in the United States and England are offering patrons the opportunity to name cockroaches after their former girlfriends and boyfriends. One of them, the El Paso Zoo in Texas, is not only naming a cockroach after your former love interest but will also feed the cockroach to a meerkat…read more


NEA to ramp up dengue research after success in field tests

Jan 31, 2019 - The population of dengue-carrying mosquitoes in Nee Soon East and Tampines West has been cut by at least half after the release of sterile male mosquitoes, which leads to eggs that cannot hatch. And this success will see the scheme, labelled Project Wolbachia, expanded to wider areas in the two estates…read more


3m-long python shocks passers-by in Orchard

Jan 30, 2019 - Some people outside Tang Plaza in Orchard Road were in for a slithery shock yesterday morning. A python, about 3m long, was spotted under a stone bench outside the Orchard Road MRT station exit near Tangs. Housewife Tess Fernando, 49, said her son saw it on his way to school at around 8.20am, and sent her a photo of the snake…read more


Dengue cases surge, with 455 in two weeks

Jan 20, 2019 - Dengue cases have increased over the past four weeks, with 455 seen in the first two weeks of this month. This was thrice the number reported over the same two-week period in January last year, said Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor yesterday. Over the past year, dengue cases have climbed as well. There were 3,285 incidents last year, almost 20 per cent more than in 2017…read more