Dengue fever and climate change

Lauren Cromar, Kevin Cromar

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Dengue fever is a viral, tropical, and subtropical mosquito-borne disease. In recent history, transmission has increased drastically with incidence increasing 30-fold over the past 50 years. Today, an estimated 50-100 million infections occur annually and dengue fever is now ranked as the most important vector-borne viral disease in the world. Once localized to a few areas in the tropics, dengue fever is now endemic in over 100 countries. Population growth, unplanned and uncontrolled urbanization, and increased travel paired with ineffective vector control, disease surveillance, and inadequate public health infrastructure have been cited as drivers in the recent escalation of cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal Climate Change and Public Health
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781461484172
ISBN (Print)9781461484165
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Climate change and dengue fever
  • Dengue disease
  • Dengue fever and climate change
  • Mosquito-borne disease
  • Urbanization and dengue fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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