by Marcia C Castro, Mary E Wilson, David E Bloom
Lancet Infect Dis 2017 – Published: 06 February 2017
The burden of dengue is large and growing. More than half of the global population lives in areas with risk of dengue transmission. Uncertainty in burden estimates, however, challenges policy makers’ ability to set priorities, allocate resources, and plan for interventions. In this report, the first in a Series on dengue, the authors explore the estimations of disease and economic burdens of dengue, and the major estimation challenges, limitations, and sources of uncertainty. They also reflect on opportunities to remedy these deficiencies.
The second paper of this series on Dengue “Prevention and control of dengue – the light at the end of the tunnel” is available at:
The third paper “Dengue: knowledge gaps, unmet needs, and research priorities” is available at: http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(16)30473-X.pdf