Study estimates 390 million dengue cases a year in world, with India having highest burden

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2339 (Published 12 April 2013)
Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2339

Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

The annual number of cases of dengue worldwide is three times higher than the World Health Organization’s estimate, a new study indicates.

The multinational study, published in Nature,1 estimated that the number of infections stood at 390 million a year (95% confidence interval 284 million to 528 million), rather than the current WHO estimate of 50-100 million a year.2 It also showed that India had the highest burden of the disease, accounting for about a third of the world’s cases.

Dengue has seen a global resurgence recently despite extensive control efforts. Transmitted by Aedes aegypti, which unlike …

Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

Article access

Article access for 1 day

Purchase this article for £20 $30 €32*

The PDF version can be downloaded as your personal record

* Prices do not include VAT

THIS WEEK'S POLL