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Research Article

Best Practices in Dengue Surveillance: A Report from the Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards

  • Mark E. Beatty mail,

    mbeatty@pdvi.org

    Affiliation: Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Amy Stone,

    Affiliation: Amy Stone Scientific and Medical Communications, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • David W. Fitzsimons,

    Affiliation: Department of Documentation and Communication, Office of Governing Bodies, Office of the Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Jeffrey N. Hanna,

    Affiliation: The Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards Surveillance Working Group, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Sai Kit Lam,

    Affiliation: The Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards Surveillance Working Group, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Sirenda Vong,

    Affiliation: The Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards Surveillance Working Group, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Maria G. Guzman,

    Affiliation: The Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards Surveillance Working Group, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Jorge F. Mendez-Galvan,

    Affiliation: The Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards Surveillance Working Group, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Scott B. Halstead,

    Affiliation: Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • G. William Letson,

    Affiliation: Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Joel Kuritsky,

    Affiliation: Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Richard Mahoney,

    Affiliation: Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Harold S. Margolis,

    Affiliation: Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • for The Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards Surveillance Working Group

    Membership of The Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards Surveillance Working Group is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: November 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000890

About the Authors

Mark E. Beatty, Scott B. Halstead, G. William Letson, Joel Kuritsky, Richard Mahoney, Harold S. Margolis
Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Amy Stone
Amy Stone Scientific and Medical Communications, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
David W. Fitzsimons
Department of Documentation and Communication, Office of Governing Bodies, Office of the Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
Jeffrey N. Hanna, Sai Kit Lam, Sirenda Vong, Maria G. Guzman, Jorge F. Mendez-Galvan
The Asia-Pacific and Americas Dengue Prevention Boards Surveillance Working Group, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Corresponding Author

Email: mbeatty@pdvi.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: MEB. Wrote the paper: MEB. Organized the meeting, facilitated and presented, and synthesized the comments and recommendations: MEB. Assisted with organization of the meeting, facilitating discussions, synthesizing comments and recommendations, and revising and editing the recommendations: AS. Assisted with summarizing of data and editing of paper: DWF. Participated in the discussion, writing, and editing of the paper: JNH SKL SV MGG JFM-G SBH GWL JK RM HSM.