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Dengue Fever


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Slide 5

May 2012

Disease due to what we believe was dengue, was first described in a Chinese medical encyclopedia between AD 265–420.This included a disease description and association with “poison water”. Association with flying insects was also noted.

Several epidemics occurred between 1635–1699 in the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and North America.

During this period, sailing vessels carrying mosquitos were primary means of transporting this vector from endemic regions to new areas.



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