Dengue is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes aegypti mosquito infected with any one of the four dengue viruses. It occurs in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Among the estimated 2.5 billion people at risk globally, more than 70% reside in Asia Pacific countries.
Dengue haemorrhagic fever (fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, bleeding) is a potentially lethal complication, affecting mainly children. Early clinical diagnosis and careful clinical management increase the survival of patients.
Documents and publications
Dengue Bulletin (Volume 36, December 2012)
Guidelines for Dengue Surveillance and Mosquito Control (2nd Edition)
- Global Strategy for Dengue Prevention and Control
- Dengue Guidelines for Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Control
- Planning Social Mobilization and Communication for Dengue Fever Prevention and Control