PDVI (Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative) announces website

PDVI (Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative) announced the launch of www.denguewatch.org: a news hub for tracking dengue fever epidemics worldwide which includes “breaking news articles from reliable sources are displayed on a world map according to the location of dengue outbreaks.” PDVI is a program of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. John Clemens, IVI Director General, and PDVI Acting Director, said, “Denguewatch.org is an important public health tool providing instant access to news regarding dengue fever epidemics and their impact on global health. We believe that news reports about dengue hot spots and other important developments can help public health officials track the spread and understand the growing importance of this disease.” http://www.ivi.org/event_news/news_view.asp?enid=107

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