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Dengue fever News

Shortages hindering Venezuela's fight against fever outbreaks

Caracas - Venezuela has South America's highest incidence of Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease. The country also has a high incidence of another debilitating disease, chikungunya fever, a mosquito-borne disease.

Dengue fever's frightening rise associated with climate change

Health authorities in China and Southeast Asia are warning travelers to be particularly careful when traveling to Guangdong Province in China, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Dengue fever is rampant in these areas, with over 80,000 cases reported to date.

New mosquito-borne virus spreads to Central and South America

The pain associated with the Chikungunya virus can be excruciating and last for days. The disease causes a debilitating illness that can overwhelm health care facilities and cut into economic productivity. Health officials are now on high alert.

Brazil launches 'good mosquitoes' to fight Dengue fever

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian scientists, based in Rio de Janeiro, have released thousands of mosquitoes infected with bacteria that suppress dengue fever.

Dengue fever vaccine may actually increase prevalence

Scientists caution that such dengue fever vaccines will probably cause temporary but significant spikes in the disease in the years after they are first used, according to a new report.

Dengue fever cases increase in Florida

Miami - The Florida Department of Health recently announced that 24 cases of dengue fever have been reported. All 24 patients had recently traveled to the Caribbean or South America, acquiring the virus abroad and returning home to Florida.

New target for treating Dengue fever

New research may help scientists develop treatments for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing viruses.

Chikungunya virus gallops across Caribbean; may hit United States

Oranjestad - Chikungunya virus is spread by mosquitoes and has been galloping across the Caribbean. Experts say that it's likely to hit the U.S.

Clues offered about Dengue fever

Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year. However, there is no real protection against either of the related viruses. Scientists have been looking into the issue.

FIFA World Cup organisers warned of dengue fever risk in Brazil

Soccer fans attending the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in June should be aware they run the risk of catching dengue fever, according to a leading expert in tropical diseases in the UK.

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.

Mosquitoes stopped from spreading dengue fever by bacteria

Scientists have had some success with manipulating mosquitoes so that they are unable to spread viruses such as dengue, a disease which kills round 40,000 people each year.

Re-engineering mosquitoes to save millions of people per year

Mosquitoes have killed more humans than any other creature, war or plague in history, but now, scientists are making impressive headway in the fight against the disease-carrying insect.

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.

Link between dengue fever and climate change in the US

US scientists have made a prediction about the future spread of dengue fever in the US, in relation to the changing climate.

Dengue epidemic: government seals Shaukat Khanum Hospital labs

Lahore - Two test labs of the well-reputed Shaukat Khanum Hospital of Lahore (Punjab) have been forcibly closed by the Punjab government as authorities raided the hospital on Saturday.

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.

New aggressive dengue strain hits thousands in Peruvian Amazon

A new and deadly strain of dengue fever has struck 13,000 people in the Peruvian Amazon region. 14 people have died, and approximately 1600 have been hospitalized. The outbreak has caught Peru's health authorities by surprise.

Genetically modified mosquitoes released to combat dengue

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian scientists have released genetically modified male mosquitoes in Bentong, Pahang, without public approval, in an experiment to fight dengue fever in an uninhabited forested area.

Dengue fever case reported in Miami, authorities investigating

A Dengue fever case was reported in Miami - the first case in 50 years - and health authorities are investigating the overall penetration of the virus within the Miami area population.

Dengue fever claims 70 deaths in Thailand

Thailand had reported 70 deaths caused by dengue fever, a disease that is triggered by mosquito bites mostly on children and young adults.

Army mobilised for West Indies Dengue Fever epidemic

A serious Dengue Fever epidemic in Martinique and Guadeloupe is spiraling out of control, with the army being mobilized to fight it in the knowledge that the epidemic has not yet reached full strength.

Mosquito-borne dengue fever on the rise in Key West

A health warning has been issued by South Florida officials for anyone traveling to Key West after two cases of mosquito-borne dengue were reported in early July.

Dengue Spreading And More Severe Warns Health-Latin America

Dengue Fever is spreading with more severe forms according to Health-Latin America. The disease is at epidemic levels in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay.

Dengue Epidemic In Brazil Claims At Least 54 Lives

Dengue Fever has claimed 54 lives in Brazil since January according to health officials. Hospitals have reported a total of 114 deaths but 60 are still being investigated. Dengue Fever comes from mosquitoes.

Dengue Fever a New Health Threat for the United States

Could dengue fever be heading to the United States? Cases of the mosquito borne disease have been reported n Texas according to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
 

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The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a vector for Dengue and chikungunya fevers.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a vector for Dengue and chikungunya fevers.
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Besides getting rid of stagnant or standing water  prevention of Dengue fever may include spraying w...
Besides getting rid of stagnant or standing water, prevention of Dengue fever may include spraying with an insect repellant.
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Mosquito-borne dengue fever is on the rise in Key West
Mosquito-borne dengue fever is on the rise in Key West
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The Aedes aegypti - or yellow fever - mosquito
The Aedes aegypti - or yellow fever - mosquito
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Extent of Dengue fever and countries at risk 2011 according to World Health Organisation (WHO)
Extent of Dengue fever and countries at risk 2011 according to World Health Organisation (WHO)
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Aedes aegypti mosquito  carrier of dengue fever
Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of dengue fever
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May showing U.S. vector range for Dengue fever and number of suspected cases.
May showing U.S. vector range for Dengue fever and number of suspected cases.
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