Economic impact on Brazilian tourism caused by dengue

by Otávio Clark | May 19, 2016

Dengue outbreaks in Brazil are causing a major impact on tourism, the impact of which was analyzed by Evidências - Kantar Health with results to be presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). The event takes place in Washington, D.C., May 21-25.

Endemic disease is rapidly growing in several countries in Latin America and has become a major public health problem in Brazil. The study investigated how outbreaks of the disease in Brazil have affected tourism and, consequently, the economy. Making comparisons with other countries, the poster shows the significant losses that Brazil faced with this decline in tourism and highlights the importance of effective campaigns to stop the spread of the disease.

According to the authors, the impact of dengue on tourism is not commonly reported in the literature but deserves attention because it causes great economic and social impact. Furthermore, the authors say the study can provide data to help policymakers introduce a dengue vaccination program in Brazil.


ISPOR is one of the most important scientific dissemination channels of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. Besides being a public non-profit organization for educational and scientific purposes, ISPOR promotes pharmacoeconomics science and the outcomes research, and facilitates the translation of this research into useful information for decision makers in the area of healthcare. The company has more than 9,500 members in 114 countries. ISPOR promotes three meetings annually, conducted in North America, Europe and Latin America or Asia.

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