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Dengue Fever

  • Contact Tracing and Targeted Insecticide Spraying Can Curb Dengue Outbreaks
    Contact tracing -- a process of identifying everyone who has come into contact with those infected by a particular disease -- combined with targeted, indoor spraying of insecticide can greatly reduce the spread of the mosquito-borne dengue virus, finds a study led by Emory ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Discovery Helps Explain Why Only Some People Develop Life-Threatening Dengue Infections
    For most people who contract it, dengue fever is a relatively mild-mannered disease--at least the first time around. For some, however, a subsequent infection by the virus unleashes a vicious and potentially deadly illness. New research from a team based at the Rockefeller ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Create Mosquito Resistant to Dengue Virus
    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have genetically modified mosquitoes to resist infection from dengue virus, a virus that sickens an estimated 96 million people globally each year and kills more than 20,000, mostly children. The research, ...More
    January 13, 2017 Posted in News
  • Evaluation of the Importance of Fever With Respect to Dengue Prognosis
    The 2009 revised World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for dengue describe fever as the core symptom. Accordingly, the diagnosis of non-febrile patients is complicated. The aim of this study by Tukasan, et al. (2017) was to evaluate the importance of fever in ...More
    January 4, 2017 Posted in News
  • 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
    November 30, 2016 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
    November 21, 2016 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