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ISID "Global Dengue Outbreak Preparedness" WEBINAR

This webinar was Open-Access (no login required) and was hosted on February 15th, 2022 05:00 - 6:00 am EST (UTC: 10:00 - 11:00 am).


Chair: Prof. Athanase Badolo

Co-Chair: Dr. Veasna Duong


Associate Prof. Rachel Lowe

Prof. Cameron Simmons

Prof. Lucy Lum

The number of people affected by mosquito-borne diseases is rapidly growing. In recent years, population growth, climate change, increase in international travel, and the movement of people from rural areas to cities have all increased the spread of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

According to the World Health Organization, the global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. Currently, about half of the world's population is at risk for dengue and recent studies estimate that up to 90% of the global population could be at risk by the end of this century. The predicted expansion of vectors towards higher altitudes and temperate regions suggests that dengue outbreaks will occur in areas where people might be immunologically naive and public health systems unprepared.

During this session, experts will discuss new modeling studies that forecast the global distribution of Aedes aegypti and the drivers of the expanded reach such as climate change and urbanization. They will discuss updates in the clinical management of dengue outbreaks and highlight recent innovations in vector control strategies such as the deployment of Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes.

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