SIXTY-ONE cases of an uncommon strain of dengue has been reported since Friday. The Den-3 virus has, so far, hit the Marsiling area.
More than 60 cases of an uncommon strain of dengue has been reported since Friday.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) believes that residents may have little or no immunity against the virus. This may possibly lead to a faster transmission of the disease.
However, it assures the public that there is no indication of the strain spreading to other parts of the country at this point in time.
Stepping up control efforts, the NEA has dispatched 70 officers to search and remove all potential breeding zones in the area.
It has also called on the Sembawang Town Council and the National Parks Board to fumigate the area.