Dengue and primary care join AIDS as priorities in Americas
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Pan American Health Organization is urging the governments of the region to redouble efforts to monitor and prevent the spread of dengue. Incidence of the disease has risen dramatically over the last decade, with more than one million cases recorded in 2002, compared with 390,000 in 1984. Epidemiological surveillance of this and other major threats to public health, such as West Nile virus and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), should be strengthened by applying the system currently in place to detect and monitor the spread of influenza, PAHO believes.
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