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Dengue Fever

  • Study Findings Show Immunity to Dengue Fever Can Be Achieved Without Standard Approaches
    Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have devised an entirely new approach to vaccines - creating immunity without vaccination. The study, published in Scientific Reports, demonstrated that animals injected with synthetic DNA ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Burden of Dengue, Chikungunya in India is Far Worse Than Understood Currently
    New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research finds new evidence that an extremely high number of people in southern India are exposed to two mosquito-borne viruses -- dengue and chikungunya. These findings, the researchers say, reinforce the need for ...More
    July 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vanderbilt Research Could Lead to Vaccines and Treatment for Dengue Virus
    Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore have determined the structure of a human monoclonal antibody which, in an animal model, strongly neutralizes a type of the potentially lethal dengue virus. The finding, reported July 2 in the ...More
    July 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Explains How Dengue Virus Adapts As It Travels, Increasing Chances for Outbreaks
    A researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is an integral member of a collaborative group that is the first to explain the mechanisms that the dengue virus has developed to optimize its ability to cause outbreaks as it travels across the globe to ...More
    July 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
    June 16, 2015 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
    June 5, 2015 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
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