Im sure you’ve heard the news! If not, in this case, ignorance is not bliss.
Yes. It’s a Dengue Epidemic here in Singapore now!
And this is the thing ( An Aedes mosquito) that’s causing/ spreading the disease. It’s really small, but if you see one, KILL IT WITHOUT HESITATION!
Sorry I’ve frightened you, here’s a cute teddy bear to bring you back to balance before you continue reading the rest of the post. It’s in fear as there is an Aedes mosquito above it.
Ever since I’ve got to know of the dire situation we are having here, I’ve transformed into a typical Singaporean Auntie updating the people around me about the dengue disease and telling everyone to stock up on their mozzie repellent.
Currently, me and Shawn’s favorite brand is the bracelet. We like it as it looks fun and classy. At the same time, it’s a conversation starter and I usually take this chance to spread the word.
The best defense against the epidemic is information and knowledge, and I’ve found that the dedicated Dengue website by NEA is very informative with efficient up to date information about the dengue epidemic in Singapore.
Here’s some of the important information to take note.
Did you know?
To date there are more than 50 cases in the cluster I live in and several cases in my very own block!
What you should do
1 – Protect yourself and your love ones
2 – KILL THEM ALL. EVEN BEFORE THEY HATCH!
To find out where are are the potential breeding site, visit http://www.dengue.gov.sg/subject.asp?id=100 . The last thing you’ld want is to have Andes Mosquitoes having sex in your house. (Worst, near your kids!)
Remember that prevention is always better than cure. Oops. Sorry ah, THERE IS CURRENTLY NO CURE FOR DENGUE.
Useful information links
- http://www.dengue.gov.sg/ – All the information you can find about the current Dengue Situation in Singapore
- http://www.dengue.gov.sg/subject.asp?id=74 – Find out if your cluster is under high risks zone!
To everyone: STAY UPDATED. WEAR MOSQUITO REPELLANTS. KEEP SAFE.