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  • PRO/AH/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (22): Americas
    Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:32:23 -0500
    Dengue -- Worldwide/Unknown
    In the Region of the Americas, between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 42 of 2019 [1 Jan-18 Oct 2019], a total of 2 733 635 cases of dengue (280 cases per 100 000 population) have been reported, including 1206 deaths. Of the total cases, 1 217 196 (44.5%) were laboratory-confirmed and 22 127 (0.8%) were classified as severe dengue. The reported case-fatality rate was 0.044%.
    The number of cases reported in 2019 as of EW 42 (2 733 635) is the largest recorded in the history of dengue in