Dengue Fever

  • Dengue Mosquitoes Hitch Rides on Amazon River Boats
    The urban mosquito that carries the dengue fever virus is hitching rides on river boats connecting the Amazonian town of Iquitos, Peru, with rural areas. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases published a study by disease ecologists at Emory University, showing how the Aedes ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Combating Dengue with Infectious Disease Forecasting
    Dengue viruses are on the move. Spread among humans by mosquitoes, and across geographic boundaries through travel, the virus affects up to an estimated 390 million people every year around the world. In the U.S., recent outbreaks have occurred in Florida, Texas, Hawaii, ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Mosquito Sex-Determining Gene Could Help Fight Dengue Fever
    Researchers with the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech have identified a gene responsible for sex determination in mosquitoes that can transmit yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya viruses. Only female mosquitoes bite because they need blood for developing ...More
    May 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • Plotting the Elimination of Dengue
    Dengue is a viral infection spread between humans by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Dengue causes flu-like symptoms, including intense headaches and joint pains. Published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, professor Cameron Simmons, from the Department of ...More
    April 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Reveals New Information on Climate Drivers of Dengue Fever
    Researchers at Upstate Medical University, in collaboration with a team of international investigators studying dengue fever, have discovered new information on climate drivers of the disease and social risk factors that may be contributing to its spread, according to two ...More
    March 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • The Hidden Burden of Dengue Fever in West Africa
    Misdiagnosis of febrile illnesses as malaria is a continuing problem in Africa. A new study shows that in Ghana, dengue fever is circulating in urban areas and going undiagnosed. The authors of the study hope to use the findings to launch a widespread initiative to better ...More
    March 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • Powerful Dengue Neutralizing Antibody is Found
    A new Duke-NUS-led study has identified a super-potent antibody which requires a minute amount to neutralize the dengue virus. The study, published online on Feb. 20 in the journal Nature Communications, showed how a newly identified antibody 5J7, is highly effective in ...More
    February 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Rapid Test Kit Detects Dengue Antibodies From Saliva
    Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be ...More
    January 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Investigate How to Better Predict Dengue Fever Outbreaks
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers have found the habit of Googling for an online diagnosis before visiting the doctor can be a powerful predictor of infectious diseases outbreaks. Now studies by the same Brisbane-based researchers show combining ...More
    November 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Nearly 6 Million More Dengue Cases in India Than Official Annual Tally
    The annual number of dengue fever cases in India is 282 times higher than officially reported, and the disease inflicts an economic burden on the country of at least $1.11 billion each year in medical and other expenses, according to a new study published online today in ...More
    October 7, 2014 Posted in News
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