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  • Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection.

  • The infection causes flu-like illness, and occasionally develops into a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue.

  • The global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades.

  • About half of the world’s population is now at risk.

  • Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas.

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

  • There is no specific treatment for dengue/ severe dengue, but early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1%.

  • Dengue prevention and control solely depends on effective vector control measures.


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