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.
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.
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.
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.
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.