27 Apr '13, 2am

From miyagi.sg: Everyone Is Responsible For Fighting Dengue:

From miyagi.sg: Everyone Is Responsible For Fighting Dengue:

This year’s dengue out­break is scary. So far this year, there’ve been 4,756 (1 Jan — 19 Apr) cases, and it looks like it might increase some more. I’ve pre­vi­ously tweeted and posted on Face­book about this, and the reflex response from read­ers have been the same: “too much con­struc­tion lah, it’s all in the con­struc­tion sites”. The NEA has reported that the major­ity of sites found to have bred mos­qui­toes have been homes. Now I’m not say­ing that the con­struc­tion sites are not respon­si­ble at all, but the fact remains that no mat­ter how much you want to blame some­one else or some other site for the spread of this dis­ease, the solu­tion to break­ing the vec­tor cycle of is still firmly in your own hands. Dengue is not an air­borne trans­mit­ted dis­ease — it is spread by the Aedes mos­quito, which gets the virus from an infected per­son it stings. So the way ...

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