We thank Dr Ong for his comments on our editorial published in August 2013 titled “Dengue—Old Disease, New Challenges in an Ageing Population”. We agree with him wholeheartedly that prevention is far better than cure. However, the aim of our editorial is to address the challenges of dengue management in the face of an ageing population. The editorial focused on highlighting the gaps in our current understanding of dengue in the elderly as a specific problem that medicine now faces.
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