Experts predict dengue fever will threaten sixty percent of the world's population, amounting to a predicted six billion people by 2080. This predicted increase can be largely attributed to two factors: urbanisation and global warming. In India, dengue fever is endemic across all 35 states and union territories. The disease has shown a gradual increase in its prevalence over time in India as more people move to urban centres, allowing for faster transmission rates due to the more densely packed population. In many cases, the disease has been shown to be asymptomatic -- an issue that has been detected by scientists at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and postulated to be hastening the spread of the disease. Urbanisation: A petri dish for dengue fever? In many ways, the prediction of a global increase in dengue mirrors what has already occurred in India. Globally more and more people are moving to ever more densely populated urban metropolises in search … Read Full Article about Dengue: Soon to be a worldwide problem?