Dengue control

WHO collaborates with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to highlight the need for sustained dengue prevention and control

12 June 2013 | Geneva --The World Health Organization (WHO) joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to observe ASEAN Dengue Day on 14 June 2013.

A series of activities are scheduled to promote enhanced awareness about dengue – an epidemic-prone viral disease – and also to educate children about the need for dengue prevention and control.

Dengue cases in Madeira, Portugal

17 October 2012 | Geneva -- On 4 October 2012, the Ministry of Health of Portugal reported 2 laboratory-confirmed cases of dengue to WHO in patients from the island of Madeira, Portugal.

This is the first time autochthonous cases have been reported on the island, triggering active case finding.