Advances in using Internet searches to track dengue

by Shihao Yang, Samuel C. Kou , Fred Lu, John S. Brownstein, Nicholas Brooke, Mauricio Santillana

Our findings confirm that combining historical dengue incidence information with dengue-related Google search data, in a self-adjusting manner, leads to better near real-time dengue activity estimates than those obtained with ...

Rise in dengue publications

by Gary Finnegan

The number of publications about dengue fever has grown strongly since 1960. Click on link in 'useful resources' to the right of this text According to an analysis of PubMed ...

Dengue vaccine: WHO position paper

by World Health Organisation

This article presents the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations on the use of dengue vaccine excerpted from the WHO position paper on dengue vaccine published in the Weekly epidemiological ...

Cost-Effectiveness of Dengue Vaccination Programs in Brazil

by Eunha Shim

The first approved dengue vaccine, CYD-TDV, a chimeric, live-attenuated, tetravalent dengue virus vaccine, was recently licensed in 13 countries, including Brazil. In light of recent vaccine approval, we modeled the ...


Important call for action: Chikungunya Outbreak

Researchers in Brazil want to share that there have been 40 confirmed deaths from Chikungunya in Fortaleza. This is a significant increase in both mortality and the severity of the disease. The Fortaleza research team are part of the REDe ... Read more

Zika virus infection website

Continuously updated with information and resources

The aim of this website is to provide a platform for sharing and developing research priorities, protocols and data capture systems alongside the latest epidemiological and clinical management information about Zika infection. Also in Espanol and Portugues. Read more

‘Dengue mosquito’ populations plummet in Brazil trial

GM mosquito crashes Aedes aegypti

Releasing genetically modified Aedes Aegypti sterile mosquitoes has caused the species’ population to fall by 90% in local trial sites. These results have raised expectations that this novel approach could be used to defeat dengue in combination with traditional vector ... Read more