Getting Big About Mapping Dengue

Here's a very nice application of lightly used data sources about Dengue, a scourge of underdeveloped countries. As in so many areas of public health, this huge health burden is woefully under-documented. In the absence of a vetted vaccine, understanding where it is endemic is essential for the application of scarce preventive resources. This group of investigators have cleverly used a number of public but under-used data sources, including the published literature, to create a predictive map of where 390 million infections per year are occurring.

) Dengue Map