Alarming trends in dengue incidence and mortality in Bangladesh

Ayesha S Mahmud, Joyita Bhattacharjee, Rachel E Baker, Pamela P Martinez

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Bangladesh is currently experiencing the country’s largest and deadliest dengue outbreak on record. This year’s outbreak has been characterized by an early seasonal surge in cases, rapid geographic spread, and a high fatality rate. The alarming trends in dengue incidence and mortality this year is an urgent wake-up call for public health policymakers and researchers to pay closer attention to dengue dynamics in South Asia, to strengthen the surveillance system and diagnostic capabilities, and to develop tools and methods for guiding strategic resource allocation and control efforts.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberjiad529
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of infectious diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 15 2024


  • dengue
  • South Asia
  • outbreak
  • mortality
  • vector-borne disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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