September 28, 2022
Dengue fever surges in Singapore as peak season begins

Experts say warning signs that could signal a more severe case include abdominal pain, increased breathing rate, a swollen liver, presence of blood in stool or vomiting.

There could be several factors behind the surge in Singapore, doctors say, including a rise in the less common serotype DenV-3, meaning most people lack immunity.

“In the UAE, dengue is rare and imported by travellers from endemic areas of the world,” said Dr Brijesh Bhardwaj, a specialist in internal medicine and head of department at NMC Royal Hospital, DIP, Dubai.

In 2017 authorities in Dubai urged doctors to consider dengue as a cause of acute fever due to travel to countries where the virus is endemic, including Singapore.

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