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Dengue Fever - Infectious Disease
Current Statistical Data (incidence, prevalence, mortality, global distribution)
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Dengue in Brazil

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Risk

Prevalence has grown significantly in recent decades.

 

According to the CDC, over 2.5 billion people – over 40% of the world's population – are now at risk from dengue.

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Statistical Distinctions

INCIDENCE: The occurence rate or frequency of a disease applied to any scope (global, regional)

 

PREVALENCE: The proportion of a population that has a certain disease

 

MORTALITY: The number of deaths from a particular cause

 

ENDEMIC: The basic reproduction number of the infection is 1. Meaning, on average, every carrier passes the disease onto 1 person.

 

 

 

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Dengue Fever - Mortality and Treatment

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No specific treatment

 

Early detection and access to proper medical care reduces fatality to below 1%

 

Severe dengue is a leading cause of serious illness and death among children in some Asian and Latin American countries.

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Incidence & Prevalence

 

Global: WHO estimates between 50 to 100 million cases annually

 

US: 100-200 cases annually, or 1 in 3 million

 
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Global Distribution

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Dengue fever is most common in urban environments in tropical and subtropical regions of the globe.

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