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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Singapore : 33 dengue cases at foreign worker dormitory in Woodlands

From Channel News Asia :

" SINGAPORE : In the midst of a looming dengue epidemic, a foreign worker dormitory in Woodlands has recorded the largest cluster so far.

The dormitory saw 33 dengue cases recently.

Officers from the National Environment Agency found 17 breeding habitats, mostly in containers and on the rooftop.

MediaCorp understands there are some 4,000 foreign workers at the dorm - both men and women - from China, Bangladesh, India and Malaysia.

At least 10 colleagues of Christine Wong, who is from Malaysia, have contracted dengue.

And she is concerned about her own health.

She said: "My fever was intermittent. It even went up to as high as 39 degrees Celsius. I went to the hospital for a blood test. The doctor did not find any dengue virus."

As of July 26, there are 31 active clusters, with five clusters having more than 10 cases."

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