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Singapore grapples with dengue fever while battling coronavirus

Near record cases of mosquito-borne illness strain overtaxed medical system

Singapore's government is using insecticides and other measures to try to rein in mosquito populations.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has been hit by an outbreak of dengue fever on pace to shatter records, adding to the burden on its health care infrastructure already taxed by growing coronavirus cases.

The country reported more than 20,000 dengue cases this year as of late July -- close to the full-year high of 22,170 in 2013. Infections are rising at the fastest-ever weekly pace.

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