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Online Game Helping Brazil Beat Dengue

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Tropical Disease News J E 4
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BRUSSELS, August 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

- Game-changer: Play and Share New Interactive Dengue Fever Game

As the Olympic Games kick off in Rio, a new online game is raising awareness of dengue fever - a disease that infects 750,000 in Brazil every year.

Brought to you by Break Dengue, the game is part of the All Against Dengue campaign designed to help people in Brazil protect themselves from the disease - and have a little fun along the way.

Participants must race against dengue fever, learning about its prevalence, transmission and prevention, then challenge their friends to beat their score.

Serious fun 

The game carries a serious message. Dengue fever is endemic in Brazil with more than 750,000 cases reported this year in the nine states experiencing an epidemic.

By reducing breeding opportunities for the mosquitoes that spread the disease and using insect repellents, everyone can play their part in preventing its spread.

The launch of the new game follows unveiling of Dengue Track which allows the public to report cases of dengue fever in real time.  

About The Synergist 

The Synergist is a societal enterprise incubator of people-public-private partnerships, a non profitt organization that offers a new approach to solving social issues, by bringing together diverse stakeholders to build shared value and to drive real change. We believe that creating shared value and addressing the common causes that link key concerns is what leads to greater results. And we partner with corporations, influencers, experts, academics, individuals, medical professionals, patients, and NGOs who share the same philosophy.

We act as an incubator and lead various projects including implementation of strategy, management, communication, technical development and fundraising.

About Break Dengue: An open platform for anyone concerned about the problem of dengue.

About The Synergist: An incubator for shared value initiatives.

SOURCE The Synergist

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