Dengue vaccine – why wait?


YOUR front page report on the increased incidence of dengue fever cases is timely, “1 patient every 3 minutes” (The Star, Jan 12). Although it highlighted the overwhelming increase in cases and deaths, it also talked about preventive steps to reduce the vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

As we all know, vector control as is practised in many Asian countries over the last few decades has not reduced the disease burden nor the mosquito population.

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