The elusive global burden of dengue
Date of Issue2016
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Dengue has emerged in the past two decades as a rapidly growing and widespread public health problem, with over half of the world's countries and people now at risk.1 In new estimates from the Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Jeffrey Stanaway and colleagues2 suggest that dengue incidence has increased six-fold from 1990 to 2013, accompanied by much flatter mortality trends. Dengue is still regarded as a neglected disease,3 yet its incidence is increasing at an alarming rate, by contrast with declines in other neglected diseases.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
© 2016 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)00076-1].