Dengue (also known as bone-break fever) is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus (DENV), transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes.

The incidence of dengue has grown dramatically around the world in recent decades. Dengue is endemic in more than 100 countries in the WHO Regions of Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, South-East Asia and the Western Pacific. Dengue is spreading to new areas, including Europe, and explosive outbreaks are occurring. About half of the world’s population is now at risk of dengue with an estimated 100–400 million infections occurring each year.

While many infections are asymptomatic or produce only mild illness, DENV can occasionally cause more severe cases and even death. Prevention and control of dengue depend on vector control. There is no specific treatment for dengue/severe dengue, and early detection and access to proper medical care greatly lower fatality rates of severe dengue.

This webinar will give an overview of the current situation across the world and the speakers will discuss the latest evidence on managing Dengue successfully.


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