Since the first isolation of dengue virus (DENV) in 1943, four types have been identified. Documenting the type-specific record of DENV spread has important implications for understanding patterns in dengue hyperendemicity and disease severity as well as vaccine design and deployment strategies. Here we summarize the global distribution of confirmed instances of each DENV type from 1943 to 2013 in a series of global maps.
March 1, 2014
April 25, 2013
Dengue is a systemic viral infection transmitted between humans by Aedes mosquitoes. Here we undertake an exhaustive assembly of known records of dengue occurrence worldwide, and use a formal modeling framework to map the global distribution of dengue risk. We then pair the resulting risk map with detailed longitudinal information from dengue cohort studies and population surfaces to infer the public health burden of dengue in 2010.
April 2, 2013
It is perhaps surprising to state that we have an extremely poor knowledge of the global distribution of the vast majority of infectious diseases. Here we argue that this information gulf has serious implications for global public health surveillance and that too little attention is given to spatial epidemiology in international preparedness planning.
February 4, 2013
The primary aim of this review was to evaluate the state of knowledge of the geographical distribution of all infectious diseases of clinical significance to humans.