What is the global incidence of dengue?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The global incidence of dengue has increased dramatically in the last several decades, with an estimated 40%-50% of the world’s population in 128 countries at risk. [2, 3, 4] Today, severe dengue largely affects Asian and Latin American countries, where it is a leading cause of hospitalization and death. The World Health Organization (WHO) ranked dengue as one of the top ten threats to global health in 2019. [5]


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