Kolkata, Nov. 15 -- The rapid spread of dengue and continued dengue outbreak of epidemic potential since the beginning of 2019 show that sustained prevention and control measures should be supported by robust surveillance.

The Global Burden of Disease study reported that dengue is increasing at a higher rate than any other communicable disease, with a 400 per cent increase in just 13 years (2000-2013).

"Dengue continues to be neglected, with a lack of resources at country level and declining research funds in recent years", said Dr Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela, Director, WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases.

"We need to turn the tide and refocus efforts on building country capacity and working across sectors usi...