Management of dengue infection in adults
Dengue is one of the most important arthropod-borne viral diseases in terms of human morbidity and mortality. The number of reported dengue cases in Malaysia shows an increasing trend. Dengue Fever (DF) accounts for almost 95% of all reported cases. The percentage of serologically confirmed cases at the time of notification is relatively low due to lack of convalescent samples (second blood specimen) sent for confirmation. The incidence rate of dengue is highest among the working and school-going age groups. A total of 70-80% cases are from urban areas where there is a high density of population and rapid development activities which favour dengue transmission. (copied from article).