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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dengue Day 2022

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that is rapidly spreading, and is most prevalent in the tropics of Southeast Asian and Latin American countries. Population growth, climate change, increase in international travel, and the movement of people from rural areas to cities have all increased the spread of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Please consider donating to ISID today. With your support, ISID promises to continue providing the right resources and tools for the prevention, control, and treatment of dengue in low- and middle-income countries. In honor of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dengue Day, please see the available open-access, resources on dengue below:

ISID Resources for Dengue

Takeda: Dengue Academy – Free Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 500,000 hospitalizations due to severe dengue annually and approximately 2.5% (12,500) of these patients die. Get more insights into the estimated numbers of dengue by visiting dengueacademy.com (intended for an international audience of healthcare professionals outside of the US and UK).

World Health Organization (WHO) – Fact Sheet: Dengue and Severe Dengue

  • Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The primary vectors that transmit the disease are Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus.
  • The virus responsible for causing dengue, is called dengue virus (DENV). There are four DENV serotypes and it is possible to be infected four times.
  • Severe dengue is a leading cause of serious illness and death in some Asian and Latin American countries. It requires management by medical professionals.

Read more about this fact sheet on dengue and severe dengue here.

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