Document Type : Research Article
Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The
primary vectors that transmit the disease are Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and, to a lesser extent,
Ae. albopictus. The virus responsible for causing dengue, is called dengue virus (DENV).
There are four DENV serotypes and it is possible to be infected four times. Severe dengue is a
leading cause of serious illness and death in some Asian and Latin American countries. It
requires management by medical professionals.