New collaboration between Google.org grantee HealthMap and the Dengue Branch of the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).
They’ve created DengueMap to show recent reports of dengue around the world and regions where people are at risk to catch it. The reports on DengueMap are updated multiple times a day, keeping you up-to-date on where dengue is.
Dengue thrives in both cities and rural areas of the tropics and subtropics and is caused by a virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. The symptoms are similar to a severe flu, and can be quite painful. There is no cure and no vaccine. Fortunately, dengue rarely causes death, though severe complications, like dengue hemorrhagic fever, can be lethal.
"This even includes the US. According to the CDC, there have been 28 cases where people caught dengue in Florida since 2009. While this doesn’t sound like a lot of cases, it’s somewhat alarming given that there were only a handful of cases ever recorded before 2009." sais the article in google.org blog.
Here in Iquitos there are around 20 cases a day.