Monitoring dengue outbreaks during COVID-19 crisis in dengue endemic countries

  • Asaduzzaman Miah Patuakhali Sci. & Tech. University
Keywords: COVID-19, dengue fever, outbreak, co-infection, Bangladesh

Abstract

During the COVID-19 crisis, dengue cases have been increased especially in dengue endemic countries. Currently we are fighting against COVID-19, the situation may be more difficult to manage if dengue outbreak is further added. During COVID-19 crisis, there is a possibility to occur co-infection of corona and dengue virus in these dengue endemic countries as both the viruses are co-existing. Altogether, further outbreak of dengue, viral co-infection and concurrent outbreak may pose new challenges in the dengue endemic countries specially for the health professionals.

Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
Miah, A. (2020). Monitoring dengue outbreaks during COVID-19 crisis in dengue endemic countries. International Journal of Infection Control, 16(2). https://doi.org/10.3396/ijic.v16i2.20452
Section
Letters to the Editor