The number of publications about dengue fever has grown strongly since 1960.
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According to an analysis of PubMed, performed by Break Dengue, just five search results were returned for 'dengue fever' in the year 1960. This rose gently until the late 1990s when the graph turned upwards. After that, growth was exponential. In 2015, more than 1,500 papers were published on dengue fever.
This reflects the strong growth in academic and public health interest in dengue fever, as well as increased research funding for this serious disease. The trend follows a grown in the number of cases of dengue worldwide - and the urgent need to contain its spread.