Campaign 2017

Campaign 2017

Holidays

Keep your travels safe. Don’t turn your holiday into a nightmare.

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A holiday-maker's nightmare: “like my head being in a vice similar to that experienced when I had meningitis some 10 years ago. Our initial thought was to cut our holiday short and return home to the UK as quickly as possible but unfortunately, we had booked tickets that could not be changed or canceled. The cost of buying new flights proved prohibitive and, in any case, AJ was really in no condition to spend 24 hours on boats, planes, and trains.”

Risk of dengue in tropical countries

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But the risk of dengue is not only limited to tropical countries. The number of reported dengue cases is continually increasing. The disease spreads to new areas, and explosive outbreaks are occurring. There have been cases reported in Europe and the U.S.

Prevention for travellers

Wear clothing that covers the arms and legs or exposed skin, especially during the early morning and late afternoon.

Risk increases with long duration of travel and possible disease incidence in the destination, such as during epidemics or the rainy season.

Wear clothing that covers the arms and legs or exposed skin, especially during the early morning and late afternoon.

Home

Dengue epidemics can affect your household too. That’s why it’s essential to learn how to prevent the virus from entering your home.

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He was affected by dengue. Lack of efficient preventive measures in endemic areas can quickly prove to be dramatic, affecting one or more members of the household. Patients can transmit the infection and your family members can be affected several times. The disease can seem like a simple flu before a correct diagnosis, and can develop into lethal complications. But there is some good news: you can prevent dengue entering your home by fighting the Aedes mosquito or getting vaccinated (vaccines are now available in 16 countries; contact your local health authority for more info). Don’t let dengue break your home!

Keep dengue away

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Anyone can be affected by dengue. The infection causes flu-like illness, and occasionally develops into a potentially lethal complication. That's why it's essential to learn how you can keep the virus away from your home. The main method to control or prevent the transmission of dengue virus is to combat vector mosquitoes through:

  • Preventing mosquitoes from accessing egg-laying habitats by environmental management and modification
  • Disposing of solid waste properly and removing artificial man-made habitats
  • Covering, emptying and cleaning of domestic water storage containers on a weekly basis
  • Applying appropriate insecticides to water storage outdoor containers
  • Using of personal household protection such as window screens, long-sleeved clothes, insecticide treated materials, coils and vaporizers
  • Applying insecticides as space spraying during outbreaks as one of the emergency vector-control measures

Community

Disparate efforts to break dengue are not enough to curb a worldwide problem.

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He was one of the countless citizens diagnosed with dengue during a severe outbreak. Dengue’s impact today is 30 times greater than 50 years ago. An outbreak affects a community socially, economically etc. No treatment is currently available and vaccines have just started gaining ground. A fragmented approach will only get fragmented results. But by bringing together experts and organisations active in the fight against dengue, we have a chance to stop dengue from breaking your community!

Join the fight against dengue

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Dengue experts

A core goal of Break Dengue since inception has been to establish a thriving, neutral community of experts. In 2016, we came closer to cementing this goal. Our community - Dengue Lab - reached +1,250 experts, who together worked on all core projects.

Join Dengue lab

Dengue partnerships

Break Dengue is addressing areas such as: superior risk communication; mobilisation of resources and integration across diseases; collaboration between academics, research institutions and dengue prevention managers; improved surveillance and outbreak preparedness. In the spirit of shared value and collective impact, we seek to do so by nurturing a collaborative environment

Become a partner

You

Half of the world is at risk of dengue, a disease difficult to recognise and with no treatment.

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He was affected by dengue. Dengue is difficult to recognize. The early symptoms can be misdiagnosed as other illnesses: influenza, typhoid, zika, malaria. Half of the world’s population is at risk. Having dengue can keep you away from your social life, can force you to take time off work or school and can evolve to severe dengue and require hospitalisation. Don’t let dengue break you.

Dengue is difficult to recognize

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Did you know? 75% of dengue infections are asymptomatic, 20% of cases are mild, moderate dengue fever, but 5% evolve to severe dengue. 500,000 people with severe dengue require hospitalization each year. If you think you might have dengue, immediately contact your doctor.

Symptoms

  • High fever
  • Sever haedache
  • Pain behind eyes
  • Skin rashes
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Vomiting

Family

You can help build the ultimate dengue tracking system to help predict and prevent outbreaks.

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She was affected by dengue. Don’t let this be your story. By telling us about dengue cases near you, we can paint a true picture of dengue fever and predict future outbreaks. An alert system will inform you if your family is at risk of dengue, giving enough time to increase the preventive measures, or undertake vaccination with the help of your local health authority. We are facing a great challenge - preventing more than 400 million annual dengue cases. The challenge is immense but digital technology – and a little help from you – will be a game-changer.

Join Dengue track now

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We are helping to build the ultimate Dengue tracking system - and we need you

You can help us to reduce the impact of dengue fever by playing your part in a global effort to map the disease. By telling us about dengue cases near you, we can paint a true picture of dengue fever and predict future outbreaks.

Youth

Dengue is present in more than 100 countries. And so is AIESEC - the world’s largest youth-run organisation.

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He was affected by dengue. The disease is not only painful, but it affects young people’s capacity to go to school, undertake new opportunities or keep a job. Integrated efforts to fight the epidemic are needed, and young people can be the heart and soul of a movement against dengue. That’s why Break Dengue partnered with AIESEC - the largest youth run organisation in the world.

Break Dengue and AIESEC for global health

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Break Dengue and AIESEC will work together, mobilizing young volunteers in projects contributing to community development around the topic of preventing, raising awareness and funds for, and fighting dengue. The partnership launch will take place on Sunday, the 9th of July at the AIESEC International Congress in Colombia. Stay tuned to find out more

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