WHO: Dengue infections are increasing globally

Written By Mark

A report issued by the World Health Organization yesterday, Thursday, showed that the number of dengue fever infections has increased globally over the past five years, and that the situation is particularly worrying in the Americas this year.

The report stated that more than 7 million dengue cases had been reported in the Americas as of last April, far exceeding the 4.5 million cases reported in 2023 as a whole.

The World Health Organization said, “Given the level of the current dengue outbreak and the potential risks of expanding the spread globally, and that the overall risk at the global level is still assessed as high, dengue remains a global public health threat.”

Dengue fever is a life-threatening viral disease spread by mosquitoes in tropical and subtropical regions.