Why Singapore has lost the war against dengue


The Malaysian Insider, 20 Nov 2013
It is disturbing to read that dengue cases in Orchard Road continue to rise. For this year (the first 45 weeks), the average number of cases reported each day was around 62 for the whole country.
While Singapore has weathered many challenges, we seem powerless against dengue fever.
The reasons we have not won the war against dengue fever are obvious. First, if one complains about mosquito infestation in one’s neighbourhood, there would be a one-off response. Without a permanent solution, the problem would recur in no time. Second, there is a lack of coordination in dealing with certain mosquito breeding sites. Full story
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