Fight against Dengue!

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Dengue: Symptoms & Protection

Dengue fever is on the rise and it has reached an alarming 9755 cases in Singapore*. At MyCLNQ, we have researched and helped you understand your fight against Dengue. This includes identifying dengue fever symptoms and how to protect yourself from them.

What is Dengue Fever? It is a disease caused by the dengue virus which is transmitted to humans just by a bite of an infective mosquito.

How do you look out for signs and symptoms of Dengue Fever?

  1. Offset high fever
  2. Pain behind the eye, something known as retro-ortibal pain
  3. Nausea and even vomiting of blood.
  4. Severe headache
  5. Muscle and joint pain
  6. Skin rashes that come after the fever

Protection against Dengue

  1. Wear covered clothes to minimise the amount of exposed skin
  2. Did you know that there are some natural scents that could repel mosquitos? Mosquitos hate like Eucalyptus, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Peppermint
  3. Protect yourself and use mosquito repellents containing DEET
  4. Papaya leaves to battle against dengue. Its leaves are known to increase the platelet count and enriched with anti-malarial properties,
  5. Hydrate and drink lots of water.

To protect ourselves, we need to do our part. The National Environment Agency has come up with an effective way known as the 5-step-Mozzie-Wipeout to stop the dengue transmission cycle.

Let us fight against Dengue together!

* 9755cases in Singapore, Compiled by Communicable Diseases Division, Ministry of Health
(, 2019)

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