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Flora Drive now largest dengue cluster in Singapore

164 cases of dengue have been reported at the estate near Pasir Ris as of Wednesday (July 2).

SINGAPORE: As of Wednesday (July 2), a total of 164 cases of dengue have been reported at Flora Drive, near Pasir Ris - making it the largest dengue cluster in Singapore currently.

In all, there are some 26 clusters identified as high-risk areas, compared to nine, two weeks ago. Channel NewsAsia understands some landed properties were found to be mosquito breeding grounds. And pest control companies are finding it difficult to access some of these homes, as they need special permits for entry.

The authorities are also working with owners of private property to run dengue checks once a week.

Said Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman, the Minister of State for National Development and Mayor of South East district: "NEA, together with the grassroots leaders and the condo management coordinated a synchronised fogging, because we thought that you need to fog at the same time in order to kill the adult mosquitoes. And so they did it on two occasions. I think that shows the collaboration and cooperation and extensive community effort."

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