Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Brazil, 1981–2002

  title={Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Brazil, 1981–2002},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Bosco Siqueira and Celina Maria Turchi Martelli and Giovanini Coelho and Ana Cristina da Rocha Simpl{\'i}cio and Douglas Lloyd Hatch},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
In the last 5 years, Brazil has accounted for approximately 70% of reported dengue fever cases in the Americas. We analyzed trends of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) from the early 1980s to 2002 by using surveillance data from the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Two distinct epidemiologic patterns for dengue were observed: localized epidemics (1986-1993), and endemic and epidemic virus circulation countrywide (1994-2002). Currently, serotypes 1, 2, and 3 cocirculate in 22 of 27 states… CONTINUE READING


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