A Call for Ideas and Data to Fight the Spread of the Dengue Virus

afbeelding1Today, the leading cause of hospitalization and death among children in many Asian and Latin American countries is a mosquito-born viral infection called dengue. In recent decades, the disease has been spreading drastically, and now, outbreaks have begun to threaten Europe.* 

We need YOU. Help us by sharing your data, your ideas and your skills. Tapping into private and public datasets can generate new insights into the dengue virus and improve our understanding of its spread. Visit denguehack.org and find out how you can help.

Because we believe that with your help, we can stop it from spreading, the Di-Hub is happy to announce that we are organizing the DengueHack, a hackathon sponsored by Janssen, a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, to help fight the global burden of dengue fever and raise awareness about the risks of the virus.

*all information taken from the WHO’s Dengue and Severe Dengue fact sheet:  http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs117/en/

 

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