PLENARY SESSION 3 – Assure: Sharing Successes and Catching Challenges
10 November 2023
09:15 – 10:00H
Judith Chui Ching Wong1 and Ng Lee Ching1,2
1 Environmental Health Institute, National Environment Agency Singapore
2 School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The global rise in dengue incidence and its expanding geographic spread have been driven by factors such as population growth, virus evolution, urbanization and climate change. While dengue was traditionally seen as a pediatric disease, shifts in population demographics and the implementation of effective vector and disease control measures have reshaped the age distribution of cases to more adult dengue. Here, we discuss the evolving dengue epidemiology with focus on Asia, and its impact on disease susceptibility and severity. This underscores the need for effective control strategies such as the use of novel tools for vector control and medical interventions.