Dengue in the Middle East: a neglected, emerging disease of importance.

@article{Amarasinghe2012DengueIT,
  title={Dengue in the Middle East: a neglected, emerging disease of importance.},
  author={Ananda Amarasinghe and G. William Letson},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={
          1-2
        }
}
Dengue transmission has increased worldwide, particularly in Asia and Latin America since the 1970s, but limited information on the disease is available from the Middle East. Saudi Arabia and Yemen have reported a few epidemics of dengue. Three of the four dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1-3) have been reported in the region. Climate conditions in the Middle East are not favourable for the disease vector, but all other risk factors for dengue are potentially increasing. The existence of a large… CONTINUE READING
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