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Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

Singapore might be prosperous. But it is also draconian. Any presumed violation of the law brings in swift reaction.

As the owner of a commercial fishing pond in Pasir Ris Drive 6, will have found by now. He is being prosecuted for breeding mosquitoes. The area is dubbed the number one dengue hotspot in the nation, reporting close to 40 new cases as of Wednesday.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) believes a pumping station in the pond is the main culprit. Its officers found over 600 mosquito larvae there.

"This pumping station happens to be en route for residents going to the MRT station. Though we have destroyed the breedings, we believe some of the mosquitoes may have found their way into the nearby homes," said Silachart Lau, GM of Northeast Regional Office, NEA.

If found guilty, the owner of the fishing pond could be fined a maximum of S$5,000 or face a jail term of up to three months, or both.

NEA said the cluster at Pasir Ris Drive 6 stands out for the large number of outdoor breeding grounds found.

Health officials have been combing public housing estates in search of mosquito breeding sites. Dengue-carrying insects breed in tiny pools of water found in flower pots, discarded bottles or cans, or old tires.

Only recently Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Yaacob Ibrahim. had declared that the country was ready to fight dengue should the situation worsen in the hotter months of July and August.

He had also warned that households found to have mosquito breeding sites would be fined.

According to a weekly government report on infectious diseases, the number of dengue fever cases recorded in the city-state last week rose to 381, exceeding 378 infections in a week the government's definition of an epidemic.

The disease, which causes joint pain, high fever, nausea and a rash, is endemic to the region.
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