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Controlling dengue: an uphill task?

Amjad, Nasser Muhammad (2015) Controlling dengue: an uphill task? International Medical Journal Malaysia, 14 (1). ISSN 1823-4631

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Abstract

Mosquito-borne dengue viral fever is one of the fastest spreading global health hazards of recent times. Although it has been widespread especially in the tropics, dengue came into prominence since the early 1950’s following the epidemic in south East Asia. The commonest presentation of Dengue Fever is characterized by high fever, severe headaches, muscle pain and skin rash. This is the primary form and is less serious than the deadly secondary form referred to as Dengue hemorrhagic fever. The latter mainly affects most Asian and Latin American countries and has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children in these regions.1 It is estimated that 390 million dengue infections occur per year of which about 25% present with clinical manifestations.

Item Type: Article (Editorial)
Additional Information: 3953/40780
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Surgery
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Nasser Muhammad Amjad
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 08:43
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 18:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40780

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