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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.
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.
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.
Global: WHO estimates between 50 to 100 million cases annually
US: 100-200 cases annually, or 1 in 3 million
Dengue fever is most common in urban environments in tropical and subtropical regions of the globe.