Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The peak of dengue cases for 2014 in Singapore has passed

. . . but the residual numbers of cases still greatly exceed what we observed only two years ago (data from here).

Overall, it looks like the total cases this year will be a little lower than last year, but still much higher than in 2011 and 2012.

Apart from the main peak starting and finishing a few weeks earlier than last year, I see nothing to change the following conclusion (from here).

The increasing incidence of dengue in Singapore looks to be a reflection of government policy, which requires greater numbers of people to be stationed in close contact with mosquitos. And given that the Singapore government is pushing to increase the population by another million or so, we can only expect the trend of dengue infections to increase.

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