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Dengue Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in dengue. Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection that causes a severe flu-like illness (dengue fever), and sometimes a potentially lethal complication called dengue haemorrhagic fever. Global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. About two fifths of the world's population are now at risk. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas. Dengue is transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti or more rarely the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which feed during the day. Dengue haemorrhagic fever is a leading cause of serious illness and death among children in some Asian countries. There is currently no specific treatment for dengue.

The objectives of Dengue Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for dengue and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to dengue.



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  • PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (07): Americas, Pacific

    Dengue -- Worldwide/Unknown
    Cases by Country / Week updated / Probable/ Conf./ Virus type/ DHF severe/ Deaths
    North America
    USA / 22 [week ending 02 Jun 2017] / 42 / 42 / D? / 0 / 0
    Central America and Mexico
    Costa Rica / 21 [week ending 26 May 2017] / 1569 / 0 / D 1,2 / 0 / 0
    El Salvador / 22 [week ending 02 Jun 2017] / 1604 / 37 / D? / 30 / 0
    Honduras / 22 [week ending 02 Jun 2017] / 1657 / 0 / D? / 30 / 0
    Mexico /19 [week ending 12 May 2017] / 2415 / 913 / D 1,2,3 / 297 / 3
    Panama / 20 [week ending 19 May

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