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The history of dengue outbreaks in the Americas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23042846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dengue is a viral disease usually transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Dengue outbreaks in the Americas reported in medical literature and to the Pan American Health Organization are described. The outbreak history from 1600 to 2010 was categorized into four phases: Introduction of dengue in the Americas (1600-1946); Continental plan for the eradication of the Ae. aegypti (1947-1970) marked by a successful eradication of the mosquito in 18 continental countries by 1962; Ae. aegypti reinfestation (1971-1999) caused by the failure of the mosquito eradication program; Increased dispersion of Ae. aegypti and dengue virus circulation (2000-2010) characterized by a marked increase in the number of outbreaks. During 2010 > 1.7 million dengue cases were reported, with 50,235 severe cases and 1,185 deaths. A dramatic increase in the number of outbreaks has been reported in recent years. Urgent global action is needed to avoid further disease spread.
Olivia Brathwaite Dick; José L San Martín; Romeo H Montoya; Jorge del Diego; Betzana Zambrano; Gustavo H Dayan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-08     Completed Date:  2012-12-21     Revised Date:  2013-10-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  584-93     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Viral Diseases Program, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 525 23rd Street,Washington, DC 20037, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aedes / virology
Americas / epidemiology
Dengue / epidemiology,  history*
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever / epidemiology,  history*
Dengue Virus
Disease Outbreaks / history*
History, 17th Century
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Insect Vectors / virology

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