What is Insecticide treated mosquito nets?

Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) are a form of personal protection that has been shown to reduce malaria illness, severe disease, and death due to malaria in endemic regions. In community-wide trials in several African settings, ITNs have been shown to reduce the death of children under 5 years from all causes by about 20%. How […]

Zika cluster reported at Serangoon North Avenue 1

SINGAPORE: Three cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection have been confirmed at Serangoon North Avenue 1, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Wednesday (Jul 26). All three cases are residents in the area, it added. NEA said it was notified of the cluster on Wednesday and has started vector control operations and outreach efforts […]

Let us Fight Dengue, Do the Mozzie Wipeout!

Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (a more severe form) are the most common mosquito-borne viral diseases in the world. This is an illness caused by infection with a virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. There are four serotypes of this virus (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4) which can infect you. Dengue Fever is spread […]

Mosquitoes: Small But Dangerous

Mosquitoes are mostly smaller than a shirt button, but they can pose big health risks. Estimated more than 200 species are found throughout North America, some of which can transmit West Nile virus and other viruses that cause encephalitis, or swelling of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than […]

NEA to release bacteria-carrying mosquitoes in former clusters to fight dengue

Thousands of male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carrying the Wolbachia bacterium will be released regularly into three former dengue clusters at Tampines Avenue 4, Yishun Street 21, as well as Jalan Riang and Jalan Sukachita in Serangoon over six months from October 2016, the National Environment Agency (NEA) announced on Saturday (Aug 27). It is part […]