Managing Mosquito-Borne Diseases as an Emergency for Mosquito Control: The South Korean Experience
Although the threat of mosquito-borne diseases has increased, South Korea has not regarded this issue as an emergency for mosquito control. This article aims to examine how to improve the situation in South Korea with the goal of reducing, if not eliminating, adverse impacts. Currently, South Korea has implemented centralized chemical responses to mosquito-borne diseases. This response, however, is insufficient and as such, the implementation of integrated emergency management is needed. Finally, neighboring nations could use this case as a criterion for evaluating their own integrated systems while expanding multiple networks with other nations.
Publication: Journal of Environmental Health
Published: October 2023
- Kyoo-Man Ha, Rabdan Academy