Singapore officials reported 652 cases of dengue in the past week, totaling 8,023 for the year thus far. Compared to this time period last year, 2019 has five times more cases.
The number of dengue fever cases is beginning to peak in Bangladesh, coinciding with the monsoon period. The number of cases is expected to rise as the rainy season continues until September.
Multiple regions in the Philippines have reached the epidemic threshold for dengue fever. The Department of Health has declared a National Dengue Alert.
Honduras declared a state of emergency in response to 12 of the 18 departments in the country experiencing a dengue fever epidemic.
In June 2018 there were 975 registered cases of Dengue in Costa Rica and this year there were 1666 cases – an increase of 70 percent.
Dengue has spread throughout the tropical world over the past 60 years and now affects over half the world’s population.
The case appears to be locally acquired, raising concerns that there could be more infected mosquitoes in the central Queensland town.
This year’s number of dengue fever cases in Honduras has topped the total for all of 2018.
The Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology reported 18,000 people were infected with the dengue virus from January 1 to May 1, with 27 deaths.
New research by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) found that rainwater tanks could provide year-long protection for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Australia's sub-tropical north.