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The history of dengue outbreaks in the Americas.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Oct; 87(4):584-93.AJ

Abstract

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Viral Diseases Program, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 525 23rd Street,Washington, DC 20037, USA. brathwaiteo@paho.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23042846

Citation

Brathwaite Dick, Olivia, et al. "The History of Dengue Outbreaks in the Americas." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 87, no. 4, 2012, pp. 584-93.
Brathwaite Dick O, San Martín JL, Montoya RH, et al. The history of dengue outbreaks in the Americas. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;87(4):584-93.
Brathwaite Dick, O., San Martín, J. L., Montoya, R. H., del Diego, J., Zambrano, B., & Dayan, G. H. (2012). The history of dengue outbreaks in the Americas. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 87(4), 584-93. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0770
Brathwaite Dick O, et al. The History of Dengue Outbreaks in the Americas. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;87(4):584-93. PubMed PMID: 23042846.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The history of dengue outbreaks in the Americas. AU - Brathwaite Dick,Olivia, AU - San Martín,José L, AU - Montoya,Romeo H, AU - del Diego,Jorge, AU - Zambrano,Betzana, AU - Dayan,Gustavo H, PY - 2012/10/9/entrez PY - 2012/10/9/pubmed PY - 2012/12/22/medline SP - 584 EP - 93 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. VL - 87 IS - 4 N2 - 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. SN - 1476-1645 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23042846/full_citation L2 - http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0770?crawler=true&mimetype=application/pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -