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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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by John Sevigny

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

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.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Bodhisattva Banerji - 2 comments
 

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New CDC test for dengue approved

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a new diagnostic test to detect the presence of dengue...
Aug 9, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle
 

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