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Operational Guide: The Early Warning and Response System (EWARS) for Dengue Outbreaks

World Health Organization WHO; TDR Program, (2018)

This guide is a revised edition to the previous version published in 2017. This updated publication provides programme managers with a user-friendly tool that can: (i) analyse and draw conclusions from historic dengue datasets; (ii) identify appropriate alarm indicators that can predict forthcoming outbreaks at smaller spatial scales; and (iii) use these results and analyses to build an early warning system to detect dengue outbreaks in real time and respond accordingly. This web-based tool can ensure enhanced, fast and secured communication between national and subnational levels, and standardized utilization of surveillance data.

Technical handbook for dengue surveillance, dengue outbreak prediction/detection and outbreak response (“model contingency plan”)

World Health Organization WHO; TDR Program, (2017)

The aim of this “model contingency plan” is to assist programme managers and planners in devel-oping a national, context-specific, dengue outbreak response plan in order to: (a) detect a dengue outbreak at an early stage through clearly defined and validated alarm signals; (b) precisely define when a dengue outbreak has started; and (c) organize an early response to the alarm signals or an “emergency response” once an outbreak has started.

Global Strategy for dengue prevention and control, 2012–2020

R. Velayudhan, Eds.: World Health Organization WHO, (2012)

During the past five decades, the incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold. Some 50–100 million new infections are estimated to occur annually in more than 100 endemic countries, with a documented further spread to previously unaffected areas; every year hundreds of thousands of severe cases arise, including 20 000 deaths; 264 disability-adjusted life years per million population per year are lost , at an estimated cost for ambulatory and hospitalized cases of US$ 514–1394, often affecting very poor populations. The true numbers are probably far worse, since severe underreporting and misclassification of dengue cases have been documented.

Planning Social Mobilization and Communication for Dengue Fever Prevention and Control

World Health Organization WHO, (2004)

A Step-by-Step Guide. It is intended for health planners, dengue or vector control programme managers and individuals, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other agencies with interests and/or expertise in developing biological, chemical, environmental and communication interventions to prevent and control dengue fever.

Dengue. Dar voz a un desastre silencioso

Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y Media Luna Roja, (2014)

Hoy en día, más del 40 por ciento de la población mundial está en riesgo de contraer el dengue y el dengue grave

National Guidelines for clinical Management of Dengue Syndrome

WHO/SEARO/Country Office for Bangladesh and DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh, (2013)

3rd edition

Zika virus disease epidemic: Preparedness planning guide for diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, (2016)

The threat posed by Zika virus infection highlights the need to reinforce preparedness arrangements for mosquito-borne diseases in EU/EEA countries, especially for pathogens transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The aim of this document is to highlight measures that can effectively reduce the risk of importation and local transmission of pathogens transmitted by Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. The main diseases of concern in this context are Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

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