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She sprays insecticide twice daily

PRECAUTIONS: (Top) Ms Siti Hanijah. (Above) An NEA official inspecting the area around Block 485D. - TNP PHOTOS: GARY GOH

Ms Siti Hanijah, 24, said her body aches were at times so bad that she could hardly move.

"I was in so much pain that I couldn't even get up in the morning," said the housewife and resident of Block 485D.

It all began with a fever and a headache two weeks ago. She also started developing rashes all over her body.

She saw a doctor, who advised her to go to a polyclinic for blood tests.

For three straight days, the mother of one went in and out of Aljunied polyclinic for blood tests.

She was then advised to stay home and drink plenty of water.

"There have been lots and lots of mosquitoes here for the past few weeks," she said.

Although Ms Siti is now feeling better, she is taking extra precautions to ensure that her family is safe.

"I have used up about two cans of insecticide," she said.

"I spray all over my flat every day - once in the morning and once in the evening."