The curious case of dengue in Singapore

Why have clusters surged in 2020?

by Gwyneth Cheng

With COVID-19 constantly on our minds, we’re lowering our guard around a more persistent disease in our community: dengue fever. While dengue is easy to prevent, Singapore has now hit a record high number of cases, and the situation will likely worsen if we do not take collective action quickly.

Double whammy: Rainfall and COVID-19
Unpredictable changes
Taking action
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Gwyneth Cheng / Writer

Gwyneth is immensely curious about the way the Earth works. An Environmental Biology graduate, she is particularly interested in environmental issues and the many ways in which human beings are intertwined with the natural world.

Illustration / Griselda Gabriele
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