By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Many countries in southeast Asia are reporting increases in dengue fever in 2019 and Cambodia is no exception.
Through the end of September, some 56,000 dengue fever cases have been reported. This is eight times the number of cases reported during the same period in 2018 (7,000).
WHO notes the incidence of dengue has grown dramatically around the world in recent decades. A vast majority of cases are asymptomatic and hence the actual numbers of dengue cases are underreported and many cases are misclassified.
One estimate indicates 390 million dengue infections per year (95% credible interval 284–528 million), of which 96 million (67–136 million) manifest clinically (with any severity of disease). Another study, of the prevalence of dengue, estimates that 3.9 billion people, in 128 countries, are at risk of infection with dengue viruses.