Dengue is a nuisance that claims too many innocent lives throughout a year. It has become a public health concern and efforts need to be taken at the community level to eradicate dengue and prevent the rise in dengue-related deaths. Read to know why low platelet count is not the only concern in dengue. There is a need for a continuous long-term control plan to stop the unprecedented growth of dengue through the collaboration of private and government bodies instead of a one-timer intervention around monsoons. A sustained and integrated community-based action needs to be taken to combat this epidemic.