By News Desk @bactiman63
Brazil was the country with the most dengue fever cases in 2020, hitting a total of 1,418,296 cases, more than half the cases seen in the Americas last year (2,245,733).
Following Brazil last year was Paraguay (223,082), Vietnam (121,398 during the first 11 months), Mexico (120,239) and Malaysia with more than 88,000 cases.
According to ECDC, Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease widely spread in tropical and subtropical regions. The disease is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, which breed in the peridomestic environment. While most of the clinical cases present a febrile illness, severe forms including hemorrhagic fevers and shock with fatalities are reported.
There are 4 different dengue types, and infection with one type gives little immune protection against the other types. After an incubation of 8-10 days, a mild and usually self-limited flu-like illness develops. Current scientific evidence shows that sequential infection increases the risk of a severe form of the infection with bleedings – dengue hemorrhagic fever.