COMMENT | A global dengue outbreak of 500 million cases with over 5,000 deaths was reported in 2023 from 80 countries in every region of the world except Europe.
The surge of dengue cases seen in 2023 is part of a global phenomenon fuelled by the climate crisis.
Brazil alone reported 364,855 dengue cases in the first five weeks of 2024, four times more than the same period in 2023. Three Brazilian states have declared emergencies and have begun to roll out the dengue vaccine.
Malaysia is no exception to this wave of dengue fever. A total of...