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Dengue Fever

  • Dengue Epidemics Linked to High Temperatures During Strong El Nino Season
    An international research team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has shown that epidemics of dengue, which is caused by a mosquito-borne virus, across southeast Asia appear to be linked to the abnormally high temperatures brought by the El ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Study Shapes New Understanding of Dengue Virus
    A new study is reshaping how scientists look at and understand a deadly virus. An international consortium of scientists, including researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, worked to map out the antigenic differences in various strains of dengue ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Mobile Phone Records May Predict Epidemics of Dengue Virus
    A new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that mobile phone records can be used to predict the geographical spread and timing of dengue epidemics. More people around the world are becoming vulnerable to this deadly virus as climate ...More
    September 8, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
    August 3, 2015 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
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