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News Details | 02-Oct-2015

‚ÄčNTU study shows urbanisation to be behind rise in dengue cases

Dengue cases are on the rise in Singapore despite efforts to eradicate the Aedes mosquito that carries the virus. New research has shown that as the Republic gets more crowded, the chances of a person getting infected with the virus increase due to various factors including annual mean temperatures. The study, which analysed data from 1974 to 2011, was done by Prof Annelies Wilder-Smith, who studies infectious diseases at NTU's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

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