By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Through October 19 this year, a total of 2,733,635 cases of dengue (280 cases per 100,000 population) have been reported, including 1,206 deaths in the Americas.
According to the Pan American Health Organization, this is the largest recorded in the history of dengue in the Americas, exceeding by 13% the number of cases reported in the epidemic year of 2015. In addition in 2019, the proportion of severe dengue (0.8%) has exceeded that observed in the previous four years.
Brazil has reported 2,069,502 probable cases of dengue, including 702 deaths with more than half the cases being laboratory confirmed.
The cumulative national incidence rate was 711.2 cases per 100,000 population, representing a 572.5% increase compared to the same period of 2018 (incidence rate of 106.6 per 100,000 population).
All four serotypes—DENV 1, DENV 2, DENV 3, and DENV 4—are circulating.