PAHO Reports Dengue Cases In Americas Reach New High, Recommends Strengthened Surveillance, Mosquito Control Efforts

Pan American Health Organization: Dengue in the Americas reaches highest number of cases recorded
“Dengue in the Americas has reached the highest number of cases recorded so far, with more than 2.7 million cases, including 22,127 severe cases and 1,206 deaths reported at the end of October 2019, according to a new epidemiological update from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). … Given the increase in cases of dengue and severe dengue in several countries in the Americas, PAHO is recommending that countries strengthen their disease surveillance as well as their surveillance and control of mosquito vectors of dengue, involving communities in prevention and control activities” (11/13).