Announcement of the course

Abandera-espana1n increase in dengue transmission has been observed in the last 40 years with its expansion to other geographical areas, the increasing in the report of epidemics and dengue cases including severe and fatal cases. Recently the World Heath Organization, WHO, introduced a new dengue clinical classification (dengue and severe dengue) that is under implementation in endemic countries. Besides, WHO Global strategy for dengue prevention and control for the period 2012-2020 was published with the aim to diminishing the mortality by 50% and morbidity by 25% in this period.

In this context, the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and its Vector of the “Pedro Kourí’’ Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), Havana, Cuba, together with the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, the Cuban Society of Microbiology & Parasitology, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) among others will organize the 13th edition of the dengue international course at the “Pedro Kouri” Tropical Medicine Institute of Havana, from 12-23 August 2013.

The Course’s objective is that participants -physicians, virologists, immunologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, entomologists, and health managers, among others interested in this field, along with many professors from several prestigious national and international institutions, may have the opportunity to debate on the most relevant and updated aspects of this disease and its control.

The official languages of the Course are: Spanish and English.


Prof. María G. Guzmán, MD, PhD.
Head of the Virology Department.
“Pedro Kourí” Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK).
Director of the WHO/PAHO Center for the Study of Dengue and its Vector.
Phone: (537) 202-0450
Fax: (537) 204-6051