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Learn 7 - Dengue Fever and the importan of Ushaidi

I am afraid that my country could be a serious victim of the dengue plague, we already have more 5000 suspicious cases and 1800 confirmed for this year.


What is the dengue fever?

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are acute febrile diseases which occur in the tropics, can be life-threatening, and are caused by four closely related virus serotypes of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae.[1] It is also known as breakbone fever. Each serotype is sufficiently different that there is no cross-protection and epidemics caused by multiple serotypes (hyperendemicity) can occur. Dengue is transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti or more rarely the Aedes albopictus mosquito, both of which feed exclusively during daylight hours. The WHO
says some 2.5 billion people, two fifths of the world's population, are
now at risk from dengue and estimates that there may be 50 million
cases of dengue infection worldwide every year. The disease is now
endemic in more than 100 countries.


Resume of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengue_fever

What is the situation of my country currenly?
In Paraguay in February of this year, the Ministry of Public Health send an epidemiological alert, after the confirmation of the present in Paraguay of the DEN-2 Dengue virus. A new kind of the virus. The Ministry of Public Health esteem that there are 5000 suspicious cases of dengue and 1.828 cases confirmed.


How tthe Ushahidi platform could help us?


If we might face the amplification of this crisis in the future the Ushahidi platform could help us to share urgent information and data for the system of FrontlineSMS integration and extension http://www.frontlinesms.com (It’s easy to implement, simple to operate, and best of all, the software is free. You just pay for the messages you send in the normal
way), and the Sahana system . http://www.sahanafoundation.org/.
That to system can help us a lot with the distribution of information an the case of a person get lose in the midle of an epidemic.

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Comment by Sarah Shaw Tatoun on April 22, 2010 at 7:17pm
Good post, Gilda. I found the link to the Sahana system especially interesting.
Comment by Gilda Lorena Arias on April 22, 2010 at 7:38pm
Thank you Sarah!!!
Comment by Linda Holt on April 23, 2010 at 11:59am
Very interesting - is there a way we can help?
Comment by Chris Ke Sihai on April 25, 2010 at 3:56am
I hope everything is OK for you guys on the opposite side of the world from me. We had a pretty scary outbreak of SARS here a few years back and scarcity of reliable information resulted in shutdowns that were very damaging to the larger economy and community.

If you can pinpoint what's going on you can focus your response to maximise the benefit and minimise the impact on everyone else.

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