Dengue/Severe dengue frequently asked questions
What is dengue fever and severe dengue?
Dengue is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are 4 serotypes of the virus that causes dengue. These are known as DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, DEN-4.
Severe dengue is a potentially lethal complication which can develop from dengue infections.
It is estimated that there are over 50-100 million cases of dengue worldwide each year and 3 billion people living in dengue endemic countries.