A laboratory assistant examines mosquito samples at the Pasteur Institute in the southern Vietnamese city of Nha Trang. Photo: AFP

Explained: what is dengue, and why is there a surge in cases in Asia this year?

  • Experts say an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in Southeast Asia is the worst in years
  • But trials to breed dengue-resistant mosquitos are raising hopes that the disease could be beaten
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A laboratory assistant examines mosquito samples at the Pasteur Institute in the southern Vietnamese city of Nha Trang. Photo: AFP
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