When dengue fever becomes severe
01 Nov 2022
Dengue has been around for more than a century from the first reported outbreak in 1902,1 with experts advising healthcare professionals (HCPs) from time to time to alert HCPs to the threats of dengue. This is because the dengue virus has been evolving and can cause severe illness especially among vulnerable patients regardless of age. In this fourth interview of a series focused on dengue, Dr Shanthi Ratnam, Consultant Physician and Intensivist, elaborated on the risks, impact and management of dengue, and advocated dengue as a public health priority.