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Dengue Fever

  • Dengue Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial in Brazil
    A large-scale clinical trial to evaluate whether a candidate vaccine can prevent the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever has been launched in Brazil. The vaccine, TV003, was developed by scientists in the laboratory of Stephen Whitehead, PhD, at NIH’s National ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Johns Hopkins APL Team Visits Washington for Dengue Prediction Challenge Win
    Research from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., into better methods of predicting outbreaks of the mosquito-borne dengue virus was selected for presentation in September at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building — part of ...More
    January 5, 2016 Posted in News
  • New SIR-Network Model Helps Predict Dengue Fever Epidemic in Urban Areas
    Mathematics is often implemented in healthcare and medical research. From health management to the bio-pharmaceutical fields, math modeling can be used to predict the spread of diseases, how to prevent epidemics and so much more. An article 'SIR-Network Model And its ...More
    December 28, 2015 Posted in News
  • U.S. and Mexico Must Work to Prevent Future Outbreaks of Mosquito-Transmitted Diseases
    Despite the increasing risks of mosquito-transmitted epidemics in the United States and Mexico, policymakers in both countries have made little effort to prevent future outbreaks, according to a new policy brief by tropical-disease and science policy experts at Rice ...More
    December 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • Peroxisomes Could Be Key to Stopping West Nile and Dengue Viruses
    A new discovery from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry could open the door to one day treat or prevent diseases caused by West Nile virus and Dengue virus infections. The research, published and featured in the December edition of the Journal ...More
    December 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • World's First Dengue Vaccine Originated From Saint Louis University Research
    A vaccine to prevent dengue fever discovered by a Saint Louis University researcher in 1997 and now licensed worldwide by Sanofi Pasteur has been approved for use in Mexico. Dengvaxia® is the world’s first vaccine approved to prevent dengue fever, which is a virus ...More
    December 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • World's First Dengue Vaccine is Approved for Use in Mexico
    Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that the Mexican authorities have granted marketing authorization to Dengvaxia®, making it the first vaccine to be licensed in the world for the prevention of dengue. The Federal Commission for the ...More
    December 10, 2015 Posted in News
  • Health Officials Investigating Dengue Fever Outbreak in Hawaii
    The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is investigating a cluster of locally-acquired cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island. Dengue is not endemic to Hawaii. However, it is intermittently imported from endemic areas by infected travelers. This is the first cluster of ...More
    December 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Investigate Dengue Virus Transmission
    With 400 million people infected annually across 100 countries, dengue virus poses a significant global health threat. To further research into dengue virus transmission, a project within the New Mexico State University Department of Biology has been awarded $400,000 by the ...More
    November 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Asymptomatic People Transmit Dengue Virus to Mosquitoes
    Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the CNRS provided proof that people infected by dengue virus but showing no clinical symptoms can actually infect mosquitoes that bite them. It appears that these asymptomatic people - who, ...More
    November 10, 2015 Posted in News
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