Open Innovation Deployed Against Dengue Fever

 

The battle against dengue fever has just got another weapon in its arsenal – the crowd. People from all over the world can help reduce the disease’s impact by using Dengue Track, a new disease mapping tool.

The user-friendly online chat tool will build a crowdsourced map of dengue outbreaks, translating big data into actionable information.

Dengue fever is a viral disease of the tropics that is transmitted by mosquitos.  Approximately 390 million people are infected every year, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 40% of the world’s population live in high risk areas.

Open Innovation Deployed Against Dengue Fever

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