Proposal for a shift in dengue control strategy

HERE we go again – dengue cases are on the rise and are expected to peak this year with the possibility of the case count surpassing last year’s 66,000, “Dengue cases set to spike” (The Star, Jan 16; online at The surge began in October 2022 and is expected to peak by March this year.

As a public health expert who has been involved directly in the state dengue control programme for more than 10 years, these two- to three-year cyclical trends will recur despite the various strategies implemented to control and prevent this vector-borne disease.

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