VECTORS ARE HERE TO STAY
TOUGHER, ADAPTABLE AGENTS OF DISEASE
Due to the loss of their original habitats from rapid urbanisation, these vectors have quickly adopted alternative breeding grounds in built-up areas. Coupled with increased resistance to pesticides, it is almost impossible to get rid of vectors completely.
NEW VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES
Air travel and trade means that new vector-borne diseases can spread to Singapore through visiting travellers or returning locals.