Dengue Fever

Goals

To obtain information about people in high-risk zones for Dengue fever, including past campaigns or educational programs initiatives and their results.

Early Findings

  • Out of 601 students surveyed in Islamabad, a majority (67.2%) of the participants had poor knowledge of dengue.
  • The participants were most knowledgeable about the prevention of dengue, while their knowledge of the virus' transmission was very poor.
  • Most (72.9%) of the participants stated that they obtain knowledge about dengue fever through radio and television.
  • About 44.60% of those surveyed mentioned that they "acquired knowledge about dengue fever through awareness campaigns in school".
  • In Singapore, the number of dengue fever cases within the first three months of this year had risen more than three times compared to the same period last year.
  • In 2017, a total of 2,772 dengue cases were recorded in Singapore. This is the lowest number of cases recorded in Singapore in 16 years. Last year, that number increased by 20%.
  • The World Health Organization reports that the "global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. About half of the world's population is now at risk".
  • There are approximately 390 million infections yearly.
  • A survey of people in the Petaling District showed that residents were aware of dengue and the relationship between climate change and dengue incidence.
  • Also, members of the Petaling District mentioned that they would like to obtain "more information about how climate data can be used to develop an early dengue warning system".

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