SINGAPORE: A dengue cluster in Tampines, which was the biggest cluster islandwide until last week, is now closed, but remains under surveillance.
According to the National Environment Agency's (NEA) website, no new cases have been reported in the last fortnight as at Feb 19.
The cluster was located near Tampines West and includes the Polyview area. A total of 278 cases have been reported since the cluster started in November last year.
In response to media queries, the Tampines Town Council said the improvement was due to the community's collective efforts, which include "continued, concerted and co-ordinated efforts from the town council, the Management of the construction sites, other agencies, as well as a greater sense of urgency from residents to maintain a clean environment and good personal hygiene, even when they are out of their home, away from Tampines”.
This also includes the work of the Tampines Dengue Taskforce set up last month, which shares best practices to prevent mosquito breeding.0
The town council said: "With so many ‘ears’ and ‘eyes’ on the ground, educational outreach is greater and faster. The message to do their part is now communicated (more easily) to residents, students, clinic patients and even kindergarten children."
In a post on its Facebook page last week, the town council added that it will continue with inspections, as well as precautionary measures like oiling drains.