Journal article

Sexually transmitted infections among transgender people and men who have sex with men in Port Vila, Vanuatu

Vanessa Veronese, Caroline van Gemert, Siula Bulu, Tamara Kwarteng, Isabel Bergari, Steven Badman, Alyce Vella, Mark Stoove

WESTERN PACIFIC SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE | WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, REGIONAL OFFICE WESTERN PACIFIC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Although dengue has been a public health problem for several decades in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the magnitude of the disease burden and epidemiological trends remain poorly understood. We analysed national dengue surveillance and laboratory data from 2006 to 2012 by person, place and time. Between 2006 and 2012, the annual dengue notification rate ranged between 62 and 367 cases per 100 000 population with an apparent geographical expansion of transmission throughout the country in recent years and concurrent co-circulation of all four dengue virus subtypes. An electronic database, called Lao People's Democratic Republic Early Warning Alert and Response Network, was introduced ..

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