Caister Academic Press

Dengue Virus: Past, Present and Future

Authors: Timothy P. Endy, Scott C. Weaver and Kathryn A. Hanley
Abstract: Dengue is an old disease caused by the mosquito-borne dengue viruses (DENV-1-4). In the last century, dengue has escalated in geographic distribution and disease severity to become now the most common arboviral infection of humans in the subtropical and subtropical regions of the world. In this chapter the authors discuss the historical aspects of dengue virus transmission and factors contributing to its evolution as one of the most important public health problems of this century.
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