September 29, 2014
Chapter in new book, Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
Brady et al. have published a chapter in the newly released book Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever 2nd Edition.
Continued geographic expansion of dengue viruses and their mosquito vectors has seen the magnitude and frequency of epidemic dengue/dengue hemorrhagic fever (DF/DHF) increase dramatically. Recent exciting research on dengue has resulted in major advances in our understanding of all aspects of the biology of these viruses, and this updated second edition brings together leading research and clinical scientists to review dengue virus biology, epidemiology, entomology, therapeutics, vaccinology and clinical management.
Brady et al. present the current and potential future spatial distribution and transmission risk of dengue. They summarise the use of maps to summarise the principle epidemiological features behind heterogeneities of DENV transmission. This begins by describing the nature of the epidemiological data that can be used for mapping, and then illustrates how various local and national maps utilise that data. They then present global maps of current and potential future dengue distributions and argue for their use to inform control efforts and epidemiological research.
The new book is available for purchase on the CABI website: www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781845939649