April 2016

The Global Economic Burden Of Dengue: A Systematic Analysis

PUBLICATION

New study published in the Lancet estimates the global cost of dengue including previously un-accounted for information in addition to medical costs such as likely under-reported scale of infections and indirect costs such as lost productivity. In the findings, the authors noted that “in 2013 there were a total of 58.40 million symptomatic dengue virus infections… and that the total annual global cost of dengue illness was US$8.9 billion.”

Authors:

Prof Donald S. Shepard, PhD, Eduardo A. Undurraga, PhD, Yara A. Halasa, DDS, Jeffrey D. Stanaway, PhD

Sources and more information:

http://thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(16)00146-8/fulltext

http://www.breakdengue.org/measuring-the-true-cost-of-dengue/