A game changer
Discover Dengue Track, the highly innovative & self-learning digital surveillance program
The challenge of mapping dengue fever is immense but digital technology can help. Dengue Track is an initiative from Break Dengue that is using big data to build the ultimate dengue tracking system.
Big data is fuelling an eHealth tool that empowers the public and decision-makers
Information is power
This online interactive tool centralizes information about dengue outbreaks from a range of sources, adds data from social media channels, and alerts people when they may be at risk of dengue.
The tools combines a huge volume of data from crowd surveillance, social media, search engines and existing official data.
This variety of sources offers a more 360˚ view of the disease.
The velocity of data collection and processing allows for close to real-time modelling and alerts.
This multi-layered approach delivers veracity. The volume and variety of data sources helps to correct errors that may arise in any individual source.
Dengue Track, a self learning digital surveillance program
We should all care about dengue
“Today, dengue ranks as the most important mosquito-borne viral disease in the world.”
- Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization
See the global cost of dengue
About Break Dengue
Break Dengue’s mission is to connect, share and develop innovative solutions to dengue fever. Break Dengue is an open platform to all: scientists, health-care providers, patients and relatives, journalists, industry and anyone concerned about the problem of dengue. Dengue is the fastest-growing vector-borne infection with estimated 390 million infections every year.
In 2016 Break Dengue was selected as a WHO Global eHealth Report case study. Break Dengue’s other recent achievements include being named Winner of the Most impactful emerging or global initiative category at eyeforpharma in 2015, and being named Winner of the best use of social media in Healthcare at the Shorty Awards in 2014.
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