What is dengue fever?
Dengue fever is caused by an infection with the dengue virus. The dengue virus can be spread to you through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. An Aedes mosquito is infected when it draws blood from a dengue-infected person. Dengue fever is not contagious from person to person.
What are the symptoms of dengue fever?
Symptoms may include:
Sudden onset of fever for two to seven days
Severe headache with behind the eye pain
Joint and muscle pain
Nausea and vomiting
Bleeding from the nose or gums or easy bruising of the skin
There is a more severe form of dengue fever known as dengue hemorrhagic fever / dengue shock syndrome, which can result in death.
Information on dengue is adapted from HealthHub.
What to do if you suspect/have dengue fever?
Do seek immediate medical attention. You may also consider one of our four clinics near you. In severe cases, hospitalization and emergency treatment may be required.
Dengue Blood Test Singapore
Our doctor, after examination and evaluation of your symptoms, may decide to do a dengue blood test to check if you are indeed infected with the virus.
Our dengue blood tests in Singapore start from $70. You may also be eligible for CHAS or Corporate subsidies.
Dengvaxia: Dengue Virus Vaccine in Singapore
For individuals who may be keen to be vaccinated against dengue virus, we are able to provide the Dengvaxia vaccination. This vaccination requires 3 doses and is $500 before GST.
Please note that this dengue vaccine is approved in Singapore, and is only eligible to individuals if they have a prior dengue infection.
Dengue Clusters in Singapore
You may find it useful that NEA provides regular updates about dengue clusters in Singapore. This is also classified by high risk areas with the number of cases within the last 2 weeks, as well as the total number of cases since the start of the cluster.