OJEpi  Vol.4 No.1 , February 2014
Critical analysis of the definition of severe dengue, based on the Ecuador outbreak in 2012
ABSTRACT
Of the 238 cases reported to the Ecuador Health Authorities in 2012 as severe dengue, only 53.3% met diagnostic criteria. The definition of severe dengue should be based on more precise criteria. Information about compliance with criteria should be fed back to local levels.

Cite this paper
Sandoval, N. , Lozano, P. , Cevallos, J. , Ruiz, V. and Martín, M. (2014) Critical analysis of the definition of severe dengue, based on the Ecuador outbreak in 2012. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 4, 36-38. doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2014.41007.
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