Preventing dengue before any cases occur


A sheltered wall in an apartment complex being sprayed with insecticide during the targeted outdoor residual spray part of the programme. — Photos: Bayer

The global incidence of dengue has increased 15-fold over the last two decades, despite numerous interventions and strategies put in place to combat this infectious disease.

The Asean Dengue Day, which is commemorated on June 15 every year, serves as a reminder of the importance of controlling and preventing the illness or life-threatening disease caused by dengue, which roughly half the world’s population is at risk of today.

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