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13º International Dengue CourseDengue is a public Health problem worldwide. The American hemisphere is not the exception, with more than 35 countries report transmission of the disease and where it has been responsible for outbreaks and epidemics that has cost many lives in recent years.

In view of the importance of counting on health professionals in dengue control and prevention in the Americas and as part of the regional activities to strengthen the capacities of the countries, PAHO sponsors, year after year, high-level scientific events on the new tools used in surveillance of Dengue, its prevention and control.

Since the year 1987, the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the study of Dengue in Cuba, the Institute of Medicine Tropical Pedro Kouri, with the auspices of the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba (MINSAP) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) organize the International Course of Dengue.

The 13rd edition of this course will be carried out from 12 to 23 August 2013 in the city of Havana, aiming that the participants (physicians, virologists, immunologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, entomologists, health administrators, among other professionals interested in the subject), jointly with professors of prestigious national and international institutions, discuss the most relevant and current aspects of this disease and its control.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 09:46


Meeting: The State of the Art for the Prevention and Control of Dengue in the Americas (09/10/2014)

In May of 2014, the meeting “the State of the Art for the Prevention and Control of Dengue in the Americas” was held in Washington DC, organized by the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis through the Unit of Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases. Select this link to find the final report (English version). Comments and inquires must be address to Dr. Jose Luis San Martin, Regional Advisor on Dengue in the Americas.


Five-fold increase in dengue cases in the Americas over the past decade (05/29/2014)

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The number of dengue cases in the Americas increased five-fold between 2003 and 2013, according to data presented this week at a high-level regional meeting on dengue hosted by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

"Small bites can be big threats," experts warn on World Health Day (04/06/2014)


Mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other insects can be far more than a nuisance. The diseases they carry-malaria, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile virus, Lyme disease and many others-can cause serious illness and in some cases death. In the Americas, one out of every two people lives in an area at risk of one or more of these vector-borne diseases.

Half the population of the Americas is at risk of diseases carried by small insects (04/04/2014)

Call to Action: “Step up the fight against vector-borne diseases in the Americas” (03/31/2014)

PAHO Director Message on World Health Day 2014 (03/18/2014)

Países de las Américas implementarán un protocolo de vigilancia integrada del dengue (03/06/2014)


Reunión Regional ¿Porqué no podemos controlar el Aedes aegypti? Situación Actual y próximos pasos (Spanish only) (11/25/2013)

Reunión Regional de alineación de la Estrategia de Gestión Integrada para la prevención y control del Dengue de la OPS/OMS (EGI-Dengue) (10/11/2013)

Se inició el XIII Curso Internacional de Dengue 2013 en La Habana y culminará el 23 de agosto (08/13/2013)

An educational video game on dengue (07/26/2013)

¡La prevención del Dengue es tarea de todos! - Pueblo Pitanga: Enemigos Silenciosos (07/12/2013)

13º International Dengue Course (01/08/2013)


Curso Internacional de Intervención Integral de Dengue (07/11/2012)

New CDC test for dengue approved (07/03/2012)


Puerto Rico Presents Pilot Project for the Prevention and Control of Dengue (11/23/2011)

12th International Dengue Course (8-19 August 2011) (01/05/2011)


Aedes Aegypti: medidas para el control del vector (11/29/2010)


Autoridades de Salud alertan sobre brote severo de dengue en Nicaragua (10/02/2009)

External Parties Materials: Dengue (04/21/2009)

XI International Dengue Course (Havana, Cuba, 10-21 August 2009) (04/01/2009)

XI International Dengue Course (Havana, Cuba, 10-21 August 2009) (04/01/2009)

Call to Action: Dengue (24 March 2009) (03/24/2009)

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