Tuesday 7 April, 2020

2019 has broken a record for the most dengue cases ever reported

Health officials from the United Nations have reported nearly 3 million dengue fever cases in the Americas so far for 2019. This is the most dengue cases ever reported.

According to the most recent update, 2,950,824 total cases have been reported, including nearly 27,000 cases of severe dengue and 1,342 deaths.

In all of 2018, 561,000 dengue cases and 340 deaths were reported.

According to the World Health Organisation, dengue is one of the top 10 threats to global health, with cases of the viral disease climbing rapidly around the world in recent decades.

The last record-breaking year for the Americas was 2015, when there were more than 2.4 million cases.

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