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Dengue News

Dengue deaths soar in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Deaths from dengue fever have nearly tripled in Malaysia this year compared to the same period in 2013, sparking a stepped-up campaign to control the mosquitos that spread the virus.As of this week, 22 people had died from dengue in 2014, compared to e...

Panama to use transgenic mosquitoes in anti-dengue bid

Panama City - Panama will try to control a dengue outbreak that has claimed six lives this year by releasing transgenic mosquitoes to render infertile female transmitters of the disease, officials said.

Honduras faces deadly dengue fever epidemic

Tegucigalpa - In the wake of 12,000 reported cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever and at least 19 deaths from the disease, Honduran officials have declared a state of emergency as the rainy season looms in that Central American country.

How much dengue virus is needed to infect a person?

It is well established that dengue fever is spread by mosquitoes. But just how much of the virus is needed and when are mosquitoes most infectious? New research answers these questions.

France’s Sanofi Pasteur to release Dengue fever vaccine

Lyon - French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur announced this week that it would soon be bringing to the market a vaccine to counter Dengue fever, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes and which is estimated to threaten almost half the world’s population.

New dengue vaccine demonstrates efficacy

The pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur has announced that a new dengue vaccine has demonstrated efficacy in a ground breaking study conducted in Thailand.

Google using search terms to track Dengue fever outbreaks

Taking a page from its Flu Trends offering, Google has begun using search terminology to monitor outbreaks of Dengue fever, a particularly nasty mosquito-born virus that impacts populated tropical areas worldwide.

Mosquito bites transmit malaria 'vaccine'

In a very risky experiment in conducted in Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Scientist opted to used mosquitoes as "artificial injections," delivering live malaria parasites through their bites.

North Queensland suffers from reported Dengue fever

As the reports show that a third strain of dengue fever has emerged in north Queensland. Some more reports from other sources say that the outbreak could claim no less than 400 lives in the coming days.
 

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