A health officials sprays chemicals to kill mosquitoes inside a classroom of a school in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. Photo: EPA A health officials sprays chemicals to kill mosquitoes inside a classroom of a school in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. Photo: EPA
A health officials sprays chemicals to kill mosquitoes inside a classroom of a school in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. Photo: EPA

Southeast Asia’s Covid-19 lockdowns may be driving another virus wave: dengue fever

  • Cases of dengue fever are up 60 per cent in Indonesia, while Singapore is on course for one of the largest outbreaks in the city state’s history
  • Movement restrictions may have prevented communities and households from cleaning up potential mosquito-breeding sites, experts say

Topic |   Disease
A health officials sprays chemicals to kill mosquitoes inside a classroom of a school in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. Photo: EPA A health officials sprays chemicals to kill mosquitoes inside a classroom of a school in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. Photo: EPA
A health officials sprays chemicals to kill mosquitoes inside a classroom of a school in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. Photo: EPA
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