The new pandemic may come from mosquito bites
Still before Covid is completely gone, another danger threatens the world.
According to the World Health Organization, it is Dengue Fever that could reach record levels this year.
Global warming is partly the cause of this increase. Why? Because it favors the spread of mosquitoes.
This virus is spread by mosquito bites.
About half of the world's population is at risk, explained in Geneva Raman Velayudhan, specialist of the WHO Department of Tropical Disease Control.
According to the WHO, this is a tropical disease with the fastest spread in the world, which causes fever and body aches and poses a pandemic threat.
Cases are increasing globally and have increased 8-fold since 2000. In 2022, there were 4.2 million cases.
Peru has even declared a state of emergency in most regions. The peak of this infection reached 2019 with 5.2 million in 129 countries. This year, the number of cases will reach 4 million.
Number of confirmed infections
however, the disease represents only a fraction of the total number: this is due to the high percentage of asymptomatics.
The disease is fatal in less than 1% of people.