Managing Dengue Fever by Using the One Health Approach and Electronic Surveillance

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Zareen, S., & Mursalin, S. M. (2015). Managing Dengue Fever by Using the One Health Approach and Electronic Surveillance. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 7(1).


The worst and first outbreak of dengue fever (DF) was experienced in Lahore, Punjab in 2011. The weak disease surveillance program for DF resulted in 301 deaths out of 17531 reported confirmed patients in just 4 months of post-monsoon season. The government tackled this health crisis by ensuring interdepartmental coordination ranging from case management, vector control to advocacy and massive social mobilization campaign. The use of information technology in the form of smart phone application “SATSCAN” to track dengue surveillance activity was launched in 2012. All these efforts enabled the government to completely control dengue in 2012 in Lahore.
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