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Recent epidemiological trends of dengue in the French territories of the Americas (2000-2012): a systematic literature review.

L'Azou M, Taurel AF, Flamand C, Quénel P - PLoS Negl Trop Dis (2014)

Bottom Line: Substantial gaps in epidemiological knowledge were identified.Additionally, much of the available data were from epidemic years; data from inter-epidemic periods were sparse.PROSPERO CRD42012002341.

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Affiliation: Global Epidemiology Department, Sanofi Pasteur, Lyon, France.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Dengue is a public health concern across the globe, and an escalating problem in the Americas. As part of a wider programme (covering Latin America and South East Asia) to characterize the epidemiology of dengue in dengue endemic areas, we undertook a systematic literature review to assess epidemiological trends (incidence, timing and duration of outbreaks/epidemics, age and sex distribution, serotype distribution, seroprevalence and disease severity) for dengue across the French Territories of the Americas (FTA), in French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy between 2000 and 2012 (CRD42012002341: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42012002341). Of 413 relevant data sources identified, 45 were eligible for inclusion. A large proportion of the available data were from national surveillance reports, and 12 publications were from peer-reviewed journals. During the review period, 3-5 epidemics were identified in each of the island territories and French Guiana, and epidemics were often associated with a shift in the predominant circulating dengue virus serotype. Substantial gaps in epidemiological knowledge were identified. In particular, information regarding dengue virus genotype distribution, seroprevalence and age distribution of dengue were lacking. Additionally, much of the available data were from epidemic years; data from inter-epidemic periods were sparse. Nevertheless, the available epidemiological data showed that dengue is endemic across the FTA and suggest an evolution towards hyperendemicity, highlighting the need to continue the efforts with the existing surveillance programmes to assist in planning an effective vaccination programme once a dengue vaccine is deployed.

Protocol registration: PROSPERO CRD42012002341.

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Results of the literature search and evaluation of identified studies according to PRISMA.EMBASE, Excerpta Medica Database; LILACS, Latin American and Caribbean Health Science Literature; PRISMA, preferred reporting items of systematic reviews and meta-analyses; WHOLIS, World Health Organization Library database; SciELO, Scientific Electronic Library Online. All references identified in the on-line database searches were assigned a unique identification number. After a review of the titles and abstracts duplicates and articles were removed according to the following inclusion/exclusion criteria. Studies published in French or English between 1 January 2000 and 29 March 2012 were included. No limits by sex, age or ethnicity of study participants or by study type were imposed. Single-case reports (except reports of deaths), incomplete surveillance reports and studies that only reported data for the period before 1 January 2000 were excluded. As duplicate publication of data (e.g., in meta-analyses and other reviews) could lead to oversampling and overestimates of the incidence of dengue, editorials involving previously published peer-reviewed data were also excluded. A further selection was made based on review of the full text of the articles retrieved following the title/abstract review.
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pntd-0003235-g002: Results of the literature search and evaluation of identified studies according to PRISMA.EMBASE, Excerpta Medica Database; LILACS, Latin American and Caribbean Health Science Literature; PRISMA, preferred reporting items of systematic reviews and meta-analyses; WHOLIS, World Health Organization Library database; SciELO, Scientific Electronic Library Online. All references identified in the on-line database searches were assigned a unique identification number. After a review of the titles and abstracts duplicates and articles were removed according to the following inclusion/exclusion criteria. Studies published in French or English between 1 January 2000 and 29 March 2012 were included. No limits by sex, age or ethnicity of study participants or by study type were imposed. Single-case reports (except reports of deaths), incomplete surveillance reports and studies that only reported data for the period before 1 January 2000 were excluded. As duplicate publication of data (e.g., in meta-analyses and other reviews) could lead to oversampling and overestimates of the incidence of dengue, editorials involving previously published peer-reviewed data were also excluded. A further selection was made based on review of the full text of the articles retrieved following the title/abstract review.

Mentions: We identified 413 relevant citations, of which 45 fulfilled the inclusion criteria (Figure 2; Table S2). Of the 45 data sources that were identified by the initial searches or recommended by the Literature Review Group, 17 articles were published in peer-reviewed journals; the remaining sources were published as InVS publications (n = 16), Institut Pasteur reports (n = 8), conference presentations (n = 3) or French Ministry of Health reports (n = 1). The study designs varied, but the majority (n = 22) were surveillance reports; the remaining data sources were outbreak reports (n = 2), prospective studies (n = 9), retrospective studies (n = 6), and ‘other’ (n = 6) (Table S2). A narrative synthesis of our findings is presented.


Recent epidemiological trends of dengue in the French territories of the Americas (2000-2012): a systematic literature review.

L'Azou M, Taurel AF, Flamand C, Quénel P - PLoS Negl Trop Dis (2014)

Results of the literature search and evaluation of identified studies according to PRISMA.EMBASE, Excerpta Medica Database; LILACS, Latin American and Caribbean Health Science Literature; PRISMA, preferred reporting items of systematic reviews and meta-analyses; WHOLIS, World Health Organization Library database; SciELO, Scientific Electronic Library Online. All references identified in the on-line database searches were assigned a unique identification number. After a review of the titles and abstracts duplicates and articles were removed according to the following inclusion/exclusion criteria. Studies published in French or English between 1 January 2000 and 29 March 2012 were included. No limits by sex, age or ethnicity of study participants or by study type were imposed. Single-case reports (except reports of deaths), incomplete surveillance reports and studies that only reported data for the period before 1 January 2000 were excluded. As duplicate publication of data (e.g., in meta-analyses and other reviews) could lead to oversampling and overestimates of the incidence of dengue, editorials involving previously published peer-reviewed data were also excluded. A further selection was made based on review of the full text of the articles retrieved following the title/abstract review.
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pntd-0003235-g002: Results of the literature search and evaluation of identified studies according to PRISMA.EMBASE, Excerpta Medica Database; LILACS, Latin American and Caribbean Health Science Literature; PRISMA, preferred reporting items of systematic reviews and meta-analyses; WHOLIS, World Health Organization Library database; SciELO, Scientific Electronic Library Online. All references identified in the on-line database searches were assigned a unique identification number. After a review of the titles and abstracts duplicates and articles were removed according to the following inclusion/exclusion criteria. Studies published in French or English between 1 January 2000 and 29 March 2012 were included. No limits by sex, age or ethnicity of study participants or by study type were imposed. Single-case reports (except reports of deaths), incomplete surveillance reports and studies that only reported data for the period before 1 January 2000 were excluded. As duplicate publication of data (e.g., in meta-analyses and other reviews) could lead to oversampling and overestimates of the incidence of dengue, editorials involving previously published peer-reviewed data were also excluded. A further selection was made based on review of the full text of the articles retrieved following the title/abstract review.
Mentions: We identified 413 relevant citations, of which 45 fulfilled the inclusion criteria (Figure 2; Table S2). Of the 45 data sources that were identified by the initial searches or recommended by the Literature Review Group, 17 articles were published in peer-reviewed journals; the remaining sources were published as InVS publications (n = 16), Institut Pasteur reports (n = 8), conference presentations (n = 3) or French Ministry of Health reports (n = 1). The study designs varied, but the majority (n = 22) were surveillance reports; the remaining data sources were outbreak reports (n = 2), prospective studies (n = 9), retrospective studies (n = 6), and ‘other’ (n = 6) (Table S2). A narrative synthesis of our findings is presented.

Bottom Line: Substantial gaps in epidemiological knowledge were identified.Additionally, much of the available data were from epidemic years; data from inter-epidemic periods were sparse.PROSPERO CRD42012002341.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Global Epidemiology Department, Sanofi Pasteur, Lyon, France.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Dengue is a public health concern across the globe, and an escalating problem in the Americas. As part of a wider programme (covering Latin America and South East Asia) to characterize the epidemiology of dengue in dengue endemic areas, we undertook a systematic literature review to assess epidemiological trends (incidence, timing and duration of outbreaks/epidemics, age and sex distribution, serotype distribution, seroprevalence and disease severity) for dengue across the French Territories of the Americas (FTA), in French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy between 2000 and 2012 (CRD42012002341: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42012002341). Of 413 relevant data sources identified, 45 were eligible for inclusion. A large proportion of the available data were from national surveillance reports, and 12 publications were from peer-reviewed journals. During the review period, 3-5 epidemics were identified in each of the island territories and French Guiana, and epidemics were often associated with a shift in the predominant circulating dengue virus serotype. Substantial gaps in epidemiological knowledge were identified. In particular, information regarding dengue virus genotype distribution, seroprevalence and age distribution of dengue were lacking. Additionally, much of the available data were from epidemic years; data from inter-epidemic periods were sparse. Nevertheless, the available epidemiological data showed that dengue is endemic across the FTA and suggest an evolution towards hyperendemicity, highlighting the need to continue the efforts with the existing surveillance programmes to assist in planning an effective vaccination programme once a dengue vaccine is deployed.

Protocol registration: PROSPERO CRD42012002341.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus