Dengue Fever

  • 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
    4 days ago 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
  • Use of Dengue Vaccine May Cause Short-Term Spikes in its Prevalence
    As researchers continue to work toward vaccines for serious tropical diseases such as dengue fever, experts caution in a new report that such vaccines will probably cause temporary but significant spikes in the disease in the years after they are first used. This ...More
    September 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers at SGH and Duke-NUS a Step Closer to Finding Treatment for Dengue Fever
    There have been several news reports that the world's first dengue vaccine will be available next year. However, the latest clinical trials show that the vaccine only provides a protection of around 50 percent for DENV-2 and DENV-1, which are commonly found in Singapore. ...More
    July 31, 2014 Posted in News
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