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Dengue ! Perils and Prevention

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  • Davidson H. Hamer, M.D.

Dengue virus (DENV) is responsible for an estimated 100 million symptomatic cases of infection and 10,000 deaths annually. The incidence of dengue has been doubling every decade since 1990.1 Dengue has a major negative effect on stretched health care systems in low- and middle-income countries and also places a financial burden on households.2,3 Rising global temperatures due to climate change, widespread distribution of the mosquito vector Aedes aegypti, increasing urbanization, population growth, environmental conditions that are conducive to mosquito breeding, and limited or nonexistent surveillance have all contributed to making dengue a worldwide threat.2 International travelers who contract dengue are . . .

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Author Affiliations

From the Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, and the Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Boston University, Boston.