A potential correlation between dengue and the temperature of the Pacific Ocean yielding an additional warning sign

Author(s): R.Isea, R.Mayo-Garcia, Karl E.Lonngren

At the present time, an El Niño phenomenon in 2012 along with a possible increase in ocean temperature is witnessed, the consequence of which might generate an epidemic of the disease: dengue. An implementation of a warning epidemiological surveillance based on the monitoring of the surface temperature of the Pacific Ocean and Google Trends concerning dengue could have an influence on public health policies.

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