With climate change, disease-carrying mosquito species like Aedes aegypti are growing faster. While dengue is not endemic in Hong Kong, a record 163 cases were reported here in 2018. Photo: AFPWith climate change, disease-carrying mosquito species like Aedes aegypti are growing faster. While dengue is not endemic in Hong Kong, a record 163 cases were reported here in 2018. Photo: AFP
With climate change, disease-carrying mosquito species like Aedes aegypti are growing faster. While dengue is not endemic in Hong Kong, a record 163 cases were reported here in 2018. Photo: AFP
Jennifer Lo
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Jennifer Lo

Along with climate change come mosquito-borne diseases. Is Hong Kong ready for a public health emergency?

  • Climate change is not just an environmental but also a looming public health crisis: expect more cases of heat-related illnesses and mosquito-borne diseases. Asian countries are finding hi-tech solutions and Hong Kong should prepare, too

With climate change, disease-carrying mosquito species like Aedes aegypti are growing faster. While dengue is not endemic in Hong Kong, a record 163 cases were reported here in 2018. Photo: AFPWith climate change, disease-carrying mosquito species like Aedes aegypti are growing faster. While dengue is not endemic in Hong Kong, a record 163 cases were reported here in 2018. Photo: AFP
With climate change, disease-carrying mosquito species like Aedes aegypti are growing faster. While dengue is not endemic in Hong Kong, a record 163 cases were reported here in 2018. Photo: AFP
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