Epidemiological Update - Increase in dengue cases in the Region of the Americas - 29 March 2024

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In the Region of the Americas, the highest number of cases of dengue was reported in 2023, with a total of 4,569,464 cases, including 7,665 (0.17%) severe cases and 2,363 deaths (case fatality rate [CFR] 0.052%). During 2024, up to epidemiological week (EW) 12, there were 3,578,414 dengue cases reported to the Health Information Platform for the Americas (PLISA per its acronym in Spanish). Of this, 2,888 cases were characterized as severe dengue (0.08%), and 1,039 fatal cases were reported (case fatality rate 0.029%). The total cases reported through PLISA in 2024 represents an increase of more than three times compared to the same period in 2023 in the Region of the Americas.