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Dengue

Earth
  • Fastest-growing mosquito-borne disease in the world.1
  • Estimated that half of the world's population is at risk of contracting the disease.2

COVID-19

Virus
  • Caused by a new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, first identified in December of 2019.3
  • COVID-19 cases have been identified across all seven continents.4

Zika

Mosquito
  • Spread by the bite of an infected mosquito or passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus.5
  • Has impacted 87 countries and territories.5

Pandemic Influenza

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  • Influenza viruses are constantly changing, making it possible for them to infect people and easily spread.6
  • Last four pandemics killed approximately 50-100 million (1918), 1.1 million (1957), 1 million (1968) and 0.2-0.6 million (2009) people.7,8,9,10

 


References

  1. World Health Organization. Vector-borne disease. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  2. World Health Organization. Dengue and severe dengue . May 2021. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  3. World Health Organization. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). October 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  4. World Health Organization. WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard. September 2021. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  5. World Health Organization. Zika epidemiology update. July 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Past Pandemics. August 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus). June 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1957-1958 Pandemic (H2N2 virus). January 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1968 Pandemic (H3N2 virus). January 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2009 H1N1 Pandemic (H1N1pdm09 virus). June 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2022.