groups » Dengue Clinical and Epidemiology Discussion Area » Dengue in Africa: Why we urgently need to wake up to the public health threat on the continent
Dengue is no stranger to West Africa. The potentially deadly virus might even be endemic in many countries in the region. The problem is, nobody knows the real status of dengue in Africa. And with the numbers not understood, dengue does not feature highly among governments’ health priorities.
We spoke with Justin Stoler from the University of Miami’s Departments of Geography and Regional Studies and of Public Health Sciences to find out more. He has spent many years investigating dengue fever, particularly in West Africa.