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Download the latest OpenDengue global national, highest temporal and highest spatial data or visit our Github repository and Figshare repository for previous versions and more information.

Suggested citation

The preferred citation for OpenDengue is the citation of our research paper in addition to the Figshare repository link to the specific version of the dataset used:

“Clarke J, Lim A, Gupte P, Pigott DM, van Panhuis WG, Brady OJ. A global dataset of publicly available dengue case count data. Sci Data. 2024 Mar 14;11(1):296.”

“Clarke J, Lim A, Gupte P, Pigott DM, van Panhuis WG, Brady OJ. OpenDengue: data from the OpenDengue database. Version [1.2]. figshare; 2023. Available from:”

Data definitions

The OpenDengue dataset contains reported total case counts with each row corresponds to a unique location and time.

Where reported, we include dengue cases at all levels of severity (dengue, dengue with/without warning signs, severe dengue, dengue haemorhaggic fever, dengue shock syndrome, dengue deaths) and methods of confirmation (suspected, probable, clinically confirmed, laboratory confirmed) in the variable dengue_total. The specific case definition used for a particular data point will depend on the original data source and can be identified by looking up the record case_definition_original in the sourcedata_V1.2.csv file which can be found in the OpenDengue Github repo. This will include a URL reference to the original public data source. Future versions of the OpenDengue data set will dissaggregate data by severity and method of confirmation where reported.

Location is encoded by text name at national (adm_0_name) and sub-national (adm_1_name and adm_2_name) level. Records are matched to Global Administrative Unit Layers (GAUL, see UN FAO website) codes (FAO_GAUL_code, Admin0-2) and Natural Earth shapefiles (downloadable via the rnaturalearth R package) using ISO alpha-3 (admin0) and ISO 3166-2 (admin1) standards.

Time periods are recorded using a start date (calendar_start_date) and end date (calendar_end_date) with the format YYYY-mm-dd.



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