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Dengue Fever


  • Vaccine Could Reduce Burden of Dengue in Hardest-Hit Regions
    The first licensed vaccine for the potentially life-threatening dengue virus should only be used in moderate-to high impacted regions, new research has predicted. A team of international researchers, including Dr Mario Recker from the University of Exeter, have looked at ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • El Nino Conditions in the Pacific Precede Dengue Fever Epidemics in South Asia
    Researchers have found a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Vaccinating Against Dengue May Increase Zika Outbreaks
    Vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika, suggests new research out of York University and Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. The research identifies a potentially serious public health concern. More than one-third of the world’s ...More
    November 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • Emory Vaccine Center-India Partnership Sheds Light on Dengue Immune Response
    India suffers from the highest number of dengue infections in the world, but there are few studies, if any, to understand the immune cells involved in fighting the virus. A recent study published in the Journal of Virology, by joint efforts among scientists from Emory, ...More
    October 20, 2016 Posted in News
  • A Promising Step Toward Controlling Zika Virus and Dengue Fever
    Five UCLA researchers were part of an international team that has used X-rays to reveal the structure of a molecule that is toxic to disease-carrying mosquitoes. The findings move the scientific world one step closer to genetically engineering a toxin that would be lethal ...More
    October 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • A Protein in Mosquito Saliva Can Keep Dengue Virus in Check
    Mosquito saliva influences transmission of viruses to a bitten mammalian host. For example, it contains factors that dampen the host immune response and so facilitate infection. A study published in PLOS NTDs reports on a saliva protein with the opposite effect: D7, a ...More
    September 21, 2016 Posted in News
  • Risk of Fans Catching Dengue Fever During Olympics Very Low, Study Says
    The risk of sports fans catching dengue fever during the Rio Olympics is very low, according to a new study involving mathematicians at the University of Strathclyde. Athletes and foreign visitors have expressed concern about catching the mosquito-borne disease this summer, ...More
    August 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • Warmer Climate Could Lower Dengue Risk
    Health researchers predict that the transmission of dengue could decrease in a future warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to spread more easily. Hundreds of millions of people are infected with dengue ...More
    August 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • Chasing Fire: Fever and Human Mobility in an Epidemic
    Disease ecologists working in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru, have quantified for the first time how a fever affects human mobility during the outbreak of a mosquito-borne pathogen. The findings were published by Proceedings of the Royal Society B. ...More
    July 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Show Phone Calls Can Forecast Dengue Fever Outbreaks
    A team of scientists has developed a system that can forecast the outbreak of dengue fever by simply analyzing the calling behavior of citizens to a public-health hotline. This telephone-based disease surveillance system can forecast two to three weeks ahead of time, and ...More
    July 8, 2016 Posted in News
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