Simple jQuery Dropdowns
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Dengue tools: Innovative tools and strategies for the surveillance and control of dengue
Authors: Annelies Wilder-Smith
Karl Erik Renhorn
Hasitha Tissera
Sazaly Abu Bakar
Luke Alphey
Pattamaporn Kittayapong
Steve Lindsay
James Logan
Christoph Hatz
Paul Reiter
Joacim Rocklöv
Peter Byass
Valérie R. Louis
Yesim Tozan
Eduardo Massad
Antonio Tenorio
Christophe Lagneau
Grégory L'Ambert
David Brooks
Johannah Wegerdt
Duane Gubler
Umea Universitet
Ministry of Health Colombo
University of Malaya
Oxitec Ltd
Mahidol University
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
Institut Pasteur, Paris
Universitat Heidelberg
Boston University School of Public Health
Universidade de Sao Paulo - USP
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Entente Interdepartementale pour la Demoustication du Littoral Mediterraneen
TwistDx, Ltd.
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2012
Citation: Global Health Action. Vol.5, No.1 (2012)
Abstract: Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease estimated to cause about 230 million infectionsworldwide every year, of which 25,000 are fatal. Global incidence has risen rapidly in recent decades with some 3.6 billion people, over half of the world's population, now at risk, mainly in urban centres of the tropics and subtropics. Demographic and societal changes, in particular urbanization, globalization, and increased international travel, are major contributors to the rise in incidence and geographic expansion of dengue infections. Major research gaps continue to hamper the control of dengue. The European Commission launched a call under the 7th Framework Programme with the title of 'Comprehensive control of Dengue fever under changing climatic conditions'. Fourteen partners from several countries in Europe, Asia, and South America formed a consortium named 'DengueTools' to respond to the call to achieve better diagnosis, surveillance, prevention, and predictive models and improve our understanding of the spread of dengue to previously uninfected regions (including Europe) in the context of globalization and climate change. The consortium comprises 12 work packages to address a set of research questions in three areas: Research area 1: Develop a comprehensive early warning and surveillance system that has predictive capability for epidemic dengue and benefits from novel tools for laboratory diagnosis and vector monitoring. Research area 2: Develop novel strategies to prevent dengue in children. Research area 3: Understand and predict the risk of global spread of dengue, in particular the risk of introduction and establishment in Europe, within the context of parameters of vectorial capacity, global mobility, and climate change. In this paper, we report on the rationale and specific study objectives of 'DengueTools'. DengueTools is fundedunder the Health theme of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community, Grant Agreement Number: 282589 Dengue Tools. © 2012 Annelies Wilder-Smith et al.
ISSN: 16549880
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.