The World Health Organization (WHO still happens to consider dengue a neglected disease. Even though, every time a case of dengue is reported, it is brought under immense media glare. Apart from being a very fatal disease, dengue is also known to be one of the most, rapidly growing mosquito borne disease in the world.
However, WHO claims that despite the media glare and the alarming rate of infection, funds released to fight the disease are not sufficient. It further blames the lack of funds for the fast growth of dengue in the world.
The shortage of funds has resulted in a lot of shortcomings like dengue control activities, efforts to reduce the number of mosquitoes and the production of a vaccine to counter the virus. However, in contrast dengue is listed in the neglected group along with a disease like leprosy, which usually affects the poor and is present in a limited number of countries, though dengue happens to be a worldwide phenomenon and affects anyone bit by the infected mosquito.
Expert at Regional Communicable Diseases, WHO, Mr. John Ehrenberg stated that governments around the world were not paying proper attention to the situation in hand. He felt that the government only reacted when the dengue used to be in active mode. However, whenever the disease got dormant, the governments used to stop being attentive.
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