The Estimates of the Health and Economic Burden of Dengue in Vietnam

Trends Parasitol. 2018 Oct;34(10):904-918. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2018 Aug 9.


Dengue has been estimated to cause a substantial health and economic burden in Vietnam. The most recent studies have estimated that it is responsible for 39884 disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) annually, representing an economic burden of US$94.87 million per year (in 2016 prices). However, there are alternative burden estimates that are notably lower. This variation is predominantly due to differences in how the number of symptomatic dengue cases is estimated. Understanding the methodology of these burden calculations is vital when interpreting health economic analyses of dengue. This review aims to provide an overview of the health and economic burden estimates of dengue in Vietnam. We also highlight important research gaps for future studies.

Keywords: DALYs; Vietnam; cost of illness; dengue; economic burden; health burden.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dengue / economics*
  • Dengue / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Research / trends
  • Vietnam / epidemiology