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Dengue Epidemic in Singapore! FIGHT!!!!

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!

No of cases in Singapore right now
No of cases in Singapore update

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!

The Aedes mosquito
The Aedes mosquito

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.

Open your eyes so you can see and kill the mosquitoes!
Open your eyes so you can see and kill the mosquitoes!

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.

I always carry a few patches with me, so if you see me and you don't have 1, please ask from me!
I always carry a few patches with me, so if you see me and you don’t have 1, please ask from me!

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.

We wear protection!
We wear protection!

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.

dengue fight 3

 

Here’s some of the important information to take note.

Did you know?

  • 1. Only the female aedes mosquito bites as it needs the protein in blood to develop its eggs.
  • 2. The mosquito becomes infective approximately seven days after it has bitten a person carrying the virus. This is the     extrinsic incubation period, during which time the virus replicates in the mosquito and reaches the salivary glands.
  • 3. Peak biting is at dawn and dusk.
  • 4. The average lifespan of an Aedes mosquito in Nature is two weeks
  • 5. The mosquito can lay eggs about three times in its lifetime, and about 100 eggs are produced each time.
  • 6. The eggs can lie dormant in dry conditions for up to about nine months, after which they can hatch if exposed to     favourable conditions, i.e. water and food
WARNING!
WARNING!

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

Paste it on your fan and lt your room be filled with the great smell of lemongrass and mozzie repellant!
Paste it on your fan and lt your room be filled with the great smell of lemongrass and mozzie repellant! Dirt on Fan not included. Sorry ar… very long nv go back home le 😛
Treat patches like the 'fu' you see in chinese shows and paste them at all entrances of your house!
Treat patches like the ‘fu’ you see in chinese shows and paste them at all entrances of your house!

2 – KILL THEM ALL. EVEN BEFORE THEY HATCH!

 

Fight Dengue!
Fight Dengue!

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.

 

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Hello! I am Qi Yun, the author and creative behind www.FlyingPistachios.com.

I can be best described as a beauty junkie, picky pot and a perpetual wanderlust. Colours, traveling and listening to people talk inspire me, triggering visions and ideas. I’m often called a walking box filled with ideas. I love working on projects that shows originality and have a chance to make this world a better place.

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