Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Sci Data. 2014 May 27;1:140004. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2014.4. eCollection 2014.

A global compendium of human dengue virus occurrence.

Author information

1
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford , South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK.
2
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Informatics Program, Boston Children's Hospital , Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.
3
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College , Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA.
4
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford , South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK ; Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health , Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.

Abstract

A global geographic database of human dengue virus occurrence was produced to generate a global risk map and associated burden estimates(1). Herein we present the database, which comprises occurrence data linked to point or polygon locations, derived from peer-reviewed literature and case reports as well as informal online sources. Entries date from 1960 to 2012. We describe all data collection processes in full, as well as geo-positioning, database management and quality-control procedures. This is the most comprehensive database of confirmed human dengue infection to-date, consisting of 8,309 geo-positioned occurrences in total.

PMID:
25977762
PMCID:
PMC4322574
DOI:
10.1038/sdata.2014.4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Nature Publishing Group Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center