A global geographic database of human dengue virus occurrence was produced to generate a global risk map and associated burden estimates(1). Herein we present the database, which comprises occurrence data linked to point or polygon locations, derived from peer-reviewed literature and case reports as well as informal online sources. Entries date from 1960 to 2012. We describe all data collection processes in full, as well as geo-positioning, database management and quality-control procedures. This is the most comprehensive database of confirmed human dengue infection to-date, consisting of 8,309 geo-positioned occurrences in total.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/sdata.2014.4

Type

Journal

Scientific Data

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group: Open Access Journals - Option C

Publication Date

27/05/2014

Volume

1

Addresses

Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford , South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK.

Keywords

Animals, Humans, Dengue Virus, Dengue, Risk, Disease Outbreaks, Databases, Factual