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International Experts Outline Public Health Initiatives for Future Dengue Vaccine Introduction and Control of Dengue Fever
Date:11/8/2011

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The objectives of Dengue v2V include:

  • Documenting the human and economic burden of dengue
  • Providing guidance regarding vaccine adoption strategies based on clinical, epidemiological and other technical data
  • Making recommendations regarding the introduction of a dengue vaccine for routine and catch-up immunization

The Puerto Rico meeting follows a regional meeting in Singapore in 2010 which focused on the introduction of a dengue vaccine into national immunisation programs in the Asia–Pacific region.(3)

About the Dengue v2V initiative

Dengue v2V is a scientific forum comprising international experts in dengue and public health from across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. The initiative is committed to ensuring that future dengue vaccines, once licensed, are readily introduced into the vaccination programmes of countries where dengue is a public health priority. The name, Dengue v2V, reflects its fundamental objective of supporting the transition from vaccine to vaccination, which will be key to controlling dengue globally. Dengue v2V was established in June 2009 and is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from sanofi pasteur.(4)

About dengue fever

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the dengue virus, of which there are four different serotypes. The disease is found throughout tropical and subtropical regions and is a potential threat to almost half of the world's population. Recent studies estimate that 50–100 million people are infected per year, of whom about 500,000 develop dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) – a severe form of the disease – and 22,000 die.(5) DHF is also a leading cause of hospitalization, placing tremendous pressure on strained medical resources and having a heavy economic and societal impact. Many factors have contributed to a recent dr
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