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Understanding and manipulating the cross-reactive properties of flaviviruses has the potential to assist the development of effective broad-spectrum human vaccines against dengue virus, West Nile virus and other existing and emerging flaviviruses.
The incidence and geographic range of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever has increased dramatically in recent decades. With 2.5 billion people now living in areas at risk for epidemic transmission, dengue has become the most important mosquito-borne viral disease affecting … Continue reading
Aedes aegypti is the urban vector of dengue viruses worldwide. While climate influences the geographical distribution of this mosquito species, other factors also determine the suitability of the physical environment for this mosquito. Importantly, the close association of Ae. aegypti … Continue reading
Dengue fever is a major public health problem in many tropical regions of the world. It is a vector-borne disease, transmitted most often by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. According to the WHO, the prevalence of dengue is highest in tropical … Continue reading
Dengue virus infection usually causes a severe flu like illness, although symptoms may be mild in young children. DHF, however, is a severe and sometimes fatal complication of dengue virus infection that affects about half a million people every year after … Continue reading
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is a potent and versatile mediator of inflammation that is produced by numerous cell types and tissues, and particularly by leukocytes. PAF acts on a single receptor (PAFR) that may be expressed on the plasma membrane or … Continue reading
To control mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, researchers need to look at the behavior of people, not just the insect that transmits the disease. Vector-borne diseases constitute a largely neglected and enormous burden on public health in many resource-challenged environments, … Continue reading
Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linneaus) is an important vector of dengue and other arboviruses. Despite its limited flight dispersal capability, its close association with humans and its desiccation-resistant eggs have facilitated many long distance dispersal events within and between continents, allowing … Continue reading