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Title: Epidemic Dengue/Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever: a global public health problem in the 21st century.
Authors: J Gubler, Duane
Issue Date: Dec-1997
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever has been one of the most important resurgent tropical diseases in the past 17 years, with expanding geographical distribution of both the viruses and the mosquito vectors, increased frequency of epidemics, development of hyperendemicity (cocirculation of multiple virus serotypes) and the emergence of dengue haemorrhagic fever in new areas. This paper briefly reviews the changing epidemiology of dengue, discusses some of the factors responsible for the recent resurgence, and reviews the current options available for reversing the emerging trend of the disease.
Description: Dengue Bulletin. 1997 Dec; 21: 1-19.
Keywords: Dengue
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
ISSN: 0250-8362
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