Since the beginning of the year, 12 people have died from dengue fever at the Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital. Forty-six percent of patients with severe dengue treated at this hospital this year were between five and 14 years old.
Researchers developing a low-cost integrative sensing tool for early detection of Dengue virus, using a novel platform containing electrical sensors to investigate the behavior of human cells infected with Dengue virus.
Officials with the Philippines Department of Health’s (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau report 36,664 dengue cases covering the period from January 1 to February 23, 2019. This is 14,703 or 67 percent higher compared to the same time period last year (21,961 cases).
While there are existing studies on the economic burden of dengue fever in some of dengue-endemic countries, cost components are often not standardized, making cross-country comparisons challenging.
Brazil health officials are warning the public of a big increase in dengue fever in the country during the first month of 2019. Through February 2, there was an increase of 149 percent, from 21,992 to 54,777 probable cases of the disease.
The clinical outcomes associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas have been well documented, but other aspects of the pandemic, such as attack rates and risk factors, are poorly understood.
In January of this year, 6,310 cases of dengue -210 per day were reported.
Researchers identified space-time clusters of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, to understand the dynamics and interaction between these simultaneously circulating arboviruses in a densely populated and heterogeneous city.
According to the Provincial Health Office (PHO), the number of dengue cases reported in the province totaled 7,777 in the entire province from Jan. 1 to Nov. 19. This is up from 4,653 cases during the same period last year.
Quoting the Epidemiology Unit, the report said that the highest number of dengue cases had been reported from the capital Colombo District with over 9,500 cases.