Battery9 - I hope you get better soon. 42*C is scary, scary, scary.
Dengue Fever - In Singapore, they control dengue fever by making sure there is no standing water (mosquito breeding heaven). If you have standing water on your propety (plant pots, bowls, backed up drains) you get fined. There are health inspectors whose job is to check property to make sure this basic sanitation is taken care of. Walking around Taipei, I’m always amazed at how much standing water there is. Of course, Taipei still has open sewers so it’s probably beyond hope that the gov’t/people would take care of the mostquito breeding problem.
Dengue scares the crap out of me. I believe it was called “break-bone” fever back in the colonial days because of the pain it caused.