Dengue control

Other vector borne arbo-viral diseases

© AJ Cann/Chikungunya virus

Chikungunya is a viral disease causing fever and joint pain and has caused periodic outbreaks in Asia and Africa since the 1960s.

Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease endemic in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. The yellow fever vaccine offers full protection against infection. Among other mosquito vectors, Aedes aegypti is one the primary urban transmission vector.

There are around 600 million people at risk living in endemic areas and estimated 200 000 cases (causing 30 000 deaths) per year.

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a viral disease in Asia which causes inflammation of the membranes around the brain. It is transmitted by mosquitoes and infects humans, domestic pigs, and wild birds. Most JE cases experience a mild fever or headaches. However, severe cases can be dangerous and lethal.

The most affect groups are young children between 1-15 years old. JE is characterized by cyclic epidemics every two years.

Dengue in the news!

23 May 2016 | Geneva
Lunch Talk
Dengue: reframing the dialogue

07 March 2013 | Geneva
In the wake of WHO’s publication Global Strategy for dengue prevention and control, 2012–2020, experts recently met in Geneva to discuss its implementation.

09 November 2012 | Geneva
Just published: Handbook for clinical management of dengue

28 August 2012 | Geneva
Global Strategy for Dengue Prevention and Control: 2012−2020 | WHO report

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WHA Resolution

The WHA Resolution on "Dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever prevention and control"