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Genetically engineered mosquitos resist dengue fever virus

Dengue has represented a significant public health burden for a number of decades. Given the lack of dengue-specific drugs and limited availability of licensed vaccine, new methods for prevention and control are urgently needed. Researchers investigated whether genetic manipulation of … Continue reading

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Dengue vaccine reduces disease burden where dengue infections are common

The first available dengue vaccine, CYD-TDV (Dengvaxia), is estimated to reduce the burden of dengue and be potentially cost effective in settings where infections with dengue are common.   The Long-Term Safety, Public Health Impact, and Cost- Effectiveness of Routine … Continue reading

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Nanoparticle vaccines against dengue fever?

Every year more than 350 million people in over 120 countries contact dengue fever, which can cause symptoms ranging from aching muscles and a skin rash to life-threatening haemorrhagic fever. Researchers have struggled to create effective vaccines against dengue virus, … Continue reading

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Interrupting the transmission cycle of dengue virus

Blocking a mosquito protein function may block dengue virus transmission. Continue reading

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Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia more likely to transmit West Nile virus

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and to transmit the virus to humans. Continue reading

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Dengue Vaccines: Not A Reality Just Yet

Dengue virus infections cause the most important arthropod-borne viral disease in terms of worldwide prevalence, human suffering, and cost. Continue reading

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The pathogenesis of dengue

Better understanding of the underlying mechanisms leading to severe dengue is crucial if we are to develop better treatments. Continue reading

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Update on dengue fever cases in Madeira 

The outbreak of dengue fever in Madeira has evolved rapidly since its onset on 3 October 2012. The Portuguese Ministry of Public Health has reported 1,148 cases of dengue infection, 517 of which have been laboratory confirmed. During the outbreak, … Continue reading

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Outsmarting Dengue

When vaccines fail us, where should we turn? Continue reading

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