Don’t forget the global threat of dengue

With the recent focus on the spread of the Zika virus, it would be easy to overlook other mosquito-borne diseases

With the recent focus on the spread of the Zika virus, it would be easy to overlook other diseases transmitted by the Aedes mosquito that are also major international health threats of significance to travellers.

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Dengue is a global health problem, with around 40% of the world population at risk and 50-100 million cases occurring annually.1 Of those infected, around 500,000 — mostly children — develop the potentially deadly complication of dengue haemorrhagic fever.

There are four different dengue virus serotypes: DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4. Infection

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