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17th case of chikungunya confirmed

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 9, 2008

The Ministry of Health has confirmed Singapore’s 17th case of the mosquito-borne disease, chikungunya, here.

He is Mr E. C. Sng, who caught the bug overseas. He believes he caught the virus while playing golf at Jakarta’s prestigious Jagorawi Golf & Country Club a month ago.

He has not passed on the disease to anyone and is no longer infectious.

So far, 13 people have been infected locally, and another four, including Mr Sng, caught the virus overseas.

Like dengue, chikungunya is spread through the Aedes mosquito. It spreads if an infected person is bitten by an Aedes mosquito within days of getting symptoms, which include fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle ache, rash and pain in the joints. The mosquito spreads the virus to those it subsequently bites. (story)

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One Response to “17th case of chikungunya confirmed”

  1. I am very sad to read the news, I am leave only 1 km from the Jagorawi GCC. But I dont know was happen this a disease a round Jagorawi GCC. I know this disease outbreak in Java centre 300 km from Jagorawi GCC and Sukabumi 150 km from Jagorawi GCC. I hope you can give me another information about that. Thanks

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