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Dengue in the Middle East: a neglected, emerging disease of importance.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Jan; 106(1):1-2.TR

Abstract

Dengue transmission has increased worldwide, particularly in Asia and Latin America since the 1970s, but limited information on the disease is available from the Middle East. Saudi Arabia and Yemen have reported a few epidemics of dengue. Three of the four dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1-3) have been reported in the region. Climate conditions in the Middle East are not favourable for the disease vector, but all other risk factors for dengue are potentially increasing. The existence of a large immigrant work force from dengue-endemic countries, increased travel from and to dengue-endemic countries and increased urbanization are expected to increase the likelihood of the emergence of dengue in the Middle East.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, SNU Research Park, San 4-8 Nakseongdae dong, Kwanak-gu, Seoul 151-919, Korea. ana amarasinghe@yahoo.co.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Editorial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22137535

Citation

Amarasinghe, Ananda, and G William Letson. "Dengue in the Middle East: a Neglected, Emerging Disease of Importance." Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 106, no. 1, 2012, pp. 1-2.
Amarasinghe A, Letson GW. Dengue in the Middle East: a neglected, emerging disease of importance. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2012;106(1):1-2.
Amarasinghe, A., & Letson, G. W. (2012). Dengue in the Middle East: a neglected, emerging disease of importance. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 106(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.08.014
Amarasinghe A, Letson GW. Dengue in the Middle East: a Neglected, Emerging Disease of Importance. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2012;106(1):1-2. PubMed PMID: 22137535.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Dengue in the Middle East: a neglected, emerging disease of importance. AU - Amarasinghe,Ananda, AU - Letson,G William, PY - 2010/10/20/received PY - 2011/08/30/revised PY - 2011/08/30/accepted PY - 2011/12/6/entrez PY - 2011/12/6/pubmed PY - 2012/2/7/medline SP - 1 EP - 2 JF - Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene JO - Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg VL - 106 IS - 1 N2 - Dengue transmission has increased worldwide, particularly in Asia and Latin America since the 1970s, but limited information on the disease is available from the Middle East. Saudi Arabia and Yemen have reported a few epidemics of dengue. Three of the four dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1-3) have been reported in the region. Climate conditions in the Middle East are not favourable for the disease vector, but all other risk factors for dengue are potentially increasing. The existence of a large immigrant work force from dengue-endemic countries, increased travel from and to dengue-endemic countries and increased urbanization are expected to increase the likelihood of the emergence of dengue in the Middle East. SN - 1878-3503 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22137535/Dengue_in_the_Middle_East:_a_neglected_emerging_disease_of_importance_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0035-9203(11)00185-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -