International Research in Medecine Consortium on Dengue Risk (IDAMS)

Window Screens for Dengue vector control - Thailand.  Dr Phillip McCall

Dengue is an emerging disease of major global significance and represents an enormous burden for health care systems in endemic countries. 

Lead: Dr Phillip McCall

Among the range of objectives of this research consortium (see ), our work aims to improve the early detection of outbreaks, with improved surveillance systems and a prompt response to imminent outbreaks, any of which could prove highly effective in reducing the numbers of dengue cases globally. In combination with identification of areas likely to be at risk of dengue outbreaks, as defined by risk mapping, such strategies could bring great health benefits by preventing outbreaks and reducing numbers of cases, with consequent reductions in overall morbidity and mortality from dengue.