The committee expressed concern over the re-emergence of dengue as a serious public health threat in countries of the region. Understanding that global climate change has resulted in the re-emergence of dengue in the region with an increase in outbreaks, the committee recognised that the disease has far-reaching cross-border and international implications.
Every year, hundreds of people are dying due to this mosquito-borne disease and thousands others are getting affected in the region. The member states agreed to strengthen dengue surveillance, prevention and control systems. WHO and the committee also decided to strengthen surveillance to assess the burden of dengue….The dengue fever virus