Clinical Update on Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Dengue


  • Jorge B.A. Seixas Unidade de Ensino e Investigação de Clínica Tropical. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Lisboa.
  • Kleber Giovanni Luz Departamento de Infectologia. Instituto de Medicina Tropical da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. Hospital Giselda Trigueiro. Rio Grande do Norte.
  • Vitor Laerte Pinto Junior Clínica Universitária de Doenças Infeciosas. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade de Lisboa.



Dengue/diagnosis, Dengue/prevention and control, Dengue/therapy, Dengue Vaccines, Dengue Virus, Severe Dengue


Dengue is a vector-borne disease that has a significant impact on global public health. The vector mosquito belongs to the genus Aedes. Two species play a key role in human transmission: Ae. aegypti, which has adapted to the urban environment of highly populated areas in tropical and subtropical countries, leading to a dramatic increase in dengue cases over the years, and Ae. albopictus, which poses a potential threat to temperate climate countries due to its ability to adapt to colder climates. The disease is widespread across the world, posing a risk to nearly half of the world’s population. Although most cases are asymptomatic, dengue causes a burden on healthcare systems and mainly affects the younger population. The disease is also spreading to temperate climate countries, thus becoming a global threat. Vector control measures and vaccine development have been the main prevention strategies, as there is still no effective treatment for the disease.


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B.A. Seixas J, Giovanni Luz K, Pinto Junior V. Clinical Update on Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Dengue. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2024 Feb. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];37(2):126-35. Available from:



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