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
Meeting Report: WHO ASEAN Workshop on Priority Actions for Dengue Prevention
3-5 May 2011
Community-Based Dengue Vector Control
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