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WHO Dengue Guidelines and Documents

Overview of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, manuals and resources for prevention, control and outbreak response for Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic fever. Please visit also the WHO website to check for recent updates of the documents.

Guidelines and manuals on prevention and control

Dengue: Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control. . This publication is intended to contribute to prevention and control of the morbidity and mortality associated with dengue and to serve as an authoritative reference source for health workers and researchers. These guidelines are not intended to replace national guidelines but to assist in the development of national or regional guidelines. Date: 2009.
Dengue haemorrhagic fever: diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control. A practical guide to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever. The book has been revised to reflect considerable recent gains in knowledge, particularly concerning methods of laboratory diagnosis and strategies for vector surveillance and control. All dimensions of the global dengue problem - from the characteristics of epidemics to the complexities of diagnosis - are addressed in this concise, yet comprehensive guide. Date: 1997.
Comprehensive Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever. The guideline is intended to provide guidance to national and local-level programme managers and public health officials of Member States, as well as other stakeholders, including health practitioners, laboratory personnel and multisectoral partners, on strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and strengthening the response to dengue prevention and control in their countries. Scientists and researchers involved in vaccine and antiviral drug development will also find crucial baseline information in this document. Date: 2011.
Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever: early recognition, diagnosis and hospital management. An audiovisual guide for health care workers responding to outbreaks. Date: 2006.
WHO report on global surveillance of epidemic-prone infectious diseases - Dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever. The chapter on dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever contains a background of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever including a brief history, a short description of the transmission process, clinical features, and number of cases reported to WHO and countries reporting, 1955-1998.
Planning Social Mobilization and Communication for Dengue Fever Prevention and Control: A Step-by-Step Guide. This guide presents the basic steps and underlying principles of COMBI (Communication-for-Behavioural-Impact). It is intended for health planners, dengue or vector control programme managers and individuals, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other agencies with interests and/or expertise in developing biological, chemical, environmental and communication interventions to prevent and control dengue fever. Date: 2004.
Manual for Indoor Residual Spraying: Application of Residual Sprays for Vector Control. The objective of this illustrated manual (aimed at pest-control workers) is to ensure the safe and correct application of a residual insecticide to indoor surfaces on which malaria vectors may rest. However, it also applicable for any other vector-borne diseases where indoor residual spraying would be an appropriate means of vector control. Date 2002.
Handbook for Integrated Vector Management. The intention of this handbook on integrated vector management (IVM) is to provide guidance to the managers of vector-borne disease control programmes, including comparable officials in health and other sectors involved in vector-borne disease control. The target audience is managers and officials at central, district and lower administrative levels. The handbook provides background information to complement the Core structure for training curricula on integrated vector management and associated training materials. Date: 2013.

Vaccine Research and Production

WHO Working Group on technical specifications for manufacture and evaluation of dengue vaccines, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-12 May 2009.
Guidelines for the clinical evaluation of dengue vaccines in endemic areas, WHO/IVB/08.12, September 2008
Guidelines for the production and quality control of candidate tetravalent dengue virus vaccines (live). WHO Technical Report Series, No. 932, 2006 Annex 1
Report of the Scientific Working Group meeting on Dengue, Geneva, 1–5 October 2006

Strategies and Best Practices

Strengthening implementation of the global strategy for dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever prevention and control. Report of the Informal Consultation, 18-20 October 1999.
The International Dengue Task Force: Dedicated to the Fight against Dengue
Best Practices for Dengue Control in the Americas - Environmental Health Project. Date: 2003

CDC Dengue Guidelines and Documents

Overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, manuals and documents for prevention, control, clinical handling for Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic fever. Please visit also the CDC website to check for recent updates of the documents.

Patient educational materials. This one-page handout is intended to be used in a clinical setting and to be given to patients or family of patients with suspected dengue to assist them in watching for warning signs that could indicate risk for dengue hemorrhagic fever.
Protection Against Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Insects and Arthropods: Details on products and practices to reduce your exposure to mosquitoes and other dangerous vectors. Date: 10 July 2015.
Infection control for viral haemorrhagic fevers in the African health care setting. This manual describes a system for using viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) isolation precautions to reduce the risk of transmission of VHF in the health care setting. It is intended primarily for health officers who implement infection control in the health care setting, and can be used as a rapid reference when one or two cases of a VHF appear in a health facility and no previous preparations for VHF isolation precautions have been done. The information can also be used to set up an isolation area quickly and make adaptations from local materials so that an effective system of infection control can be implemented as soon as possible. Date: December 1998.
Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF): Background on dengue for travelers and travel medicine practitioners. Date: 10 July 2015.
Instructions for collecting, preparing and mailing specimens for dengue testing at the CDC Dengue Laboratory. Criteria for the processing of dengue samples at the CDC Dengue Branch, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Date: 29 January 2012.
Clinical and Laboratory Guidance . Date: 9 June 2014.
Clinical management tools for health care providers. Date: 2009.
Laboratory Guidance and Diagnostic Testing of Dengue. Date: 20 January 2016.
FDA approved testing for all four dengue serotypes in laboratories using the ABI7500 FAST RT-PCR. Date: 4 December 2013.