Singapore continues to see the numbers of dengue and chikungunya fever cases rise VIDEO – The Global DispatchPosted: May 30, 2013
With at least 60 cases reported in May alone, the number of mosquito borne chikungunya fever cases in Singapore has tripled the number of cases seen in the last three years combined.
With a total of 184 cases of the less severe chikungunya seen thus far in 2013, it is a three-fold increase from the 60 cases reported from 2010 to 2012.
In previous years, the majority of chikungunya cases were imported into the country, where unlike dengue fever, chikungunya is not endemic in Singapore.
However, the report notes 2013 is turning out to be very different. Of the 184 cases, only six were infected abroad. The rest caught the virus brought in by one or more of the six.