Dengue is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the world, spreading from nine countries to over one hundred in the past 50 years. The disease burden has grown from 15,000 cases per year in the 1960s to 390 million today.
Despite this, global attention to dengue has been nearly non-existent. Classified as one of 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), this disease of poverty predominately affects the poorest and most vulnerable in society.
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