Dengue amidst COVID-19 in India: The mystery of plummeting cases

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J Med Virol. 2021 Mar 31. doi: 10.1002/jmv.26987. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

India, seemingly, has curbed the cases of dengue which has been endemic in the country for many years. The decline in cases is surprising with some states reporting a massive decrease in dengue cases of 84% as compared to last year. This decline in cases can be attributable to a possible disparity in the data and a rather unmonitored outbreak or owing to the lockdowns, misdiagnosis, and social distancing amidst the COViD-19. The underlying factor should be explored and addressed as an unmonitored outbreak can lead to irrational pharmacotherapy, undiagnosed cases and a double burden on the healthcare system This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

PMID:33788285 | DOI:10.1002/jmv.26987