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The Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative Introduces www.DengueWatch.org - a News hub for Tracking Dengue Fever Epidemics Worldwide
Date:3/8/2010

dium for clinicians, public health practitioners, and the public seeking health information," said John S. Brownstein, Ph.D., co-founder of Healthmap.org with Clark Freifeld, "We are proud to collaborate with PDVI for http://www.denguewatch.org and we believe it can help foster surveillance and prevention of dengue fever worldwide."

Dengue: a global health threat

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by four types of dengue viruses (type 1 to 4). Overall, the disease is a potential threat for almost half of the world's population. Of the estimated 230 million people infected annually, two million, mostly children, develop dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), a severe form of the disease[1]. DHF is a leading cause of hospitalization, placing tremendous pressure on strained medical resources.

Dengue fever occurs mostly in tropical and subtropical countries in Asia and Latin America and is spreading to new parts of the globe each year. In addition, dengue affects countries such as '/>"/>

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