Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. It is widespread in many parts of the world and is becoming a problem across the globe. Dengue Fever can be a serious and life-threatening illness.
The Spread of Dengue Fever
Almost four billion people (40% of the world’s population) are at risk of contracting Dengue Fever. The number of Dengue Fever cases has increased over eight-fold over the last two decades, up to 5.2 million in 2019.
Previously contracted in developing countries, the disease is spreading to other parts of the world, now increasingly being found in both Europe and the United States. Transmission is caused by population growth, global warming and an increase in mosquito numbers in the affected regions. Dengue Fever is expected to spread further in developed countries in the coming years.
Dengue Fever Rapid Detection
SwiftDx will produce a high-sensitivity, rapid Dengue Fever diagnostic test utilising accelerated approval pipelines for urgently required diagnostics.
Our affordable, easy to use and highly sensitive rapid LFA would allow rapid and simple community-level diagnosis of Dengue Fever, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives.