The Uncertainty Surrounding the Burden of Post-acute Consequences of Dengue Infection

Trends Parasitol. 2019 Sep;35(9):673-676. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Jul 3.


Post-acute consequences currently form a significant component of the dengue disability-adjusted life year (DALY) burden estimates. However, there is considerable uncertainty regarding the incidence, duration, and severity of these symptoms. Further research is needed to more accurately estimate the health and economic burden of these dengue manifestations.

Keywords: DALY; dengue; health burden; persistent symptoms; post-acute consequences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cost of Illness*
  • Dengue / complications*
  • Dengue / economics
  • Humans
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Uncertainty*