Beware deadly dengue virus lurking in homes

Check often to eradicate mosquito breeding spots, as dengue is on the rise this year

While government, healthcare and community efforts have been focused on fighting Covid-19 over the last few months, another virus has reared up - dengue.

So far, it has killed 12 people - or half the number who have died from the other virus, Sars-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2020, with the headline 'Beware the deadly virus lurking in our homes'. Subscribe