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Dengue remains a public health problem in the Americas despite the efforts of the Member States to contain and mitigate the impact of epidemics. It is a systemic and dynamic infectious disease. The infection may be asymptomatic or show a broad clinical spectrum of severe and nonsevere cases. After incubation, the disease begins abruptly and goes through three phases: febrile, critical, and recovery. 

Dengue needs to be addressed as a single disease with different clinical presentations ranging from benign conditions to severe clinical outcomes that cause death.

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Meeting: The State of the Art for the Prevention and Control of Dengue in the Americas

In May of 2014, the meeting “the State of the Art for the Prevention and Control of Dengue in the Americas” was held in Washington DC, organized by the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis through the Unit of Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases. Select this link to find the final report (English version). Comments and inquires must be address to Dr. Jose Luis San Martin, Regional Advisor on Dengue in the Americas.  

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