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Dengue hotspots .........

Postby Barnsley » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:30 pm

Tampines is now the Dengue capital of Singapore, with the issue arising around the areas where MRT lines are under construction.

Are the building sites monitored as closely as the living areas?

I have friends who have been busted 3 times by the Dengue Police.
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Postby the lynx » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 1:03 pm

Barnsley wrote:Tampines is now the Dengue capital of Singapore, with the issue arising around the areas where MRT lines are under construction.

Are the building sites monitored as closely as the living areas?

I have friends who have been busted 3 times by the Dengue Police.


Yes construction sites are heavily monitored. Fines can go up to a whooping thousands of dollars.

http://www.dengue.gov.sg/

Yup I see your area is listed under the latest hotspots.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 1:28 pm

So how, despite all these measures. Why are the gubment failing?

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 1:43 pm

I've been to construction sites before. It is right that the government should fine 10 times the amount of fine they issue to residents. Some of the construction sites have poor housekeeping! I wonder why NEA does not inspect them even more regularly.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 2:31 pm

My son is heading to the hospital at the moment, two days of erratic temps and aching joints, but no sniffles or flu symptoms. Our area has had some dengue hot spots recently as well, so we are keeping our fingers crossed.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:30 pm

Oh man. Best wishes to KC!

Fingers crossed too.

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Postby lyvv » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 9:38 pm

very worrying it will be really bad if it spreads to other part of sg

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:05 pm

JR8, update on KC. Just a bad bug. He doesn't usually get it too bad but this time it whacked him for the better part of a week. But he back to his old schedule again and is officially a short-timer. Finished his NS in 12 more days. He rather happy to say the least. :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:02 am

Phew! [Drama Queen! :wink: :lol:]

p.s. Has he made himself a 'short-timer' stick, or isn't that a SGn thing?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:06 am

I've not asked, but I'm sure they have some way of marking time. Heck, I'm lucky to see him once a week.

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Re: Dengue hotspots .........

Postby heliotropic365 » Tue, 14 May 2013 6:02 pm

the lynx wrote:
Barnsley wrote:Tampines is now the Dengue capital of Singapore, with the issue arising around the areas where MRT lines are under construction.

Are the building sites monitored as closely as the living areas?

I have friends who have been busted 3 times by the Dengue Police.


Yes construction sites are heavily monitored. Fines can go up to a whooping thousands of dollars.

http://www.dengue.gov.sg/

Yup I see your area is listed under the latest hotspots.


this has been in the back of my mind recently, dengue sounds like such a crummy illness! thanks for the link to hotspots. best wishes to all out there with family/friends suffering from dengue!

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 30 May 2013 6:12 pm

http://m.todayonline.com//singapore/first-dengue-fatality-singapore-year

As we have feared, first dengue fatality in Singapore. Just released one hour ago so no info yet. I wonder if it is the hemorrhagic version.

And blimey! 8000 cases! That's more than 2011 And 2012 totals combined at this half of the year alone.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 30 May 2013 6:20 pm

Yes, it's very bad.

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Postby heliotropic365 » Sat, 01 Jun 2013 11:28 am

wow.. my top 5 list of least favorite creatures is the following, starting with the worst:

ants
black flys
mosquitos
millipede/centipedes
rats

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 01 Jun 2013 12:05 pm

Good. No humans on your list (yet).


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