Zika control efforts pack a punch in fight against dengue

11 August 2017 | General News

Asst Prof Vincent Pang Junxiong, Director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Research and Adjunct Associate Professor Lim Poh Lian from the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health opined that while it may prove impossible to eradicate dengue in Singapore, we have been able to sustain relatively low infection rates on a number of occasions, and recently, likely due to Zika control. They highlighted that low rates of infection might ironically result in a build-up of a non-immune population against dengue, which provides fertile ground for a larger outbreak in the future.