Did You Know?
Estimated number of people who get dengue each year. 100 million show symptoms.1
Number of people who die from severe dengue each year.1
Dengue is endemic in more than 100 countries worldwide.2
Dengue is an outbreak-prone, unpredictable disease with a first infection raising the risks that subsequent infections may become severe.
It's transmitted by mosquitoes, so multiple factors, including urbanization, water storage practices and vector control measures can impact the risk for dengue-endemic communities.3
Protecting people at risk
In 2015, we introduced the first dengue vaccine which is registered in several endemic countries, contributing a medical intervention into the ongoing integrated global public health effort to manage and control the disease.
https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/about/index.html#:~:text=Approximately%20100%20million%20people%20get,multiple%20times%20in%20their%20life Last accessed May 2023
https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dengue-and-severe-dengue#:~:text=Individuals%20who%20are%20infected%20for,persistent%20vomiting Last accessed May 2023
https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dengue-and-severe-dengue Last accessed May 2023
This page last updated: 09-2023