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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

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

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Jeff Campagna - 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

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey
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Dengue fever is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever,headache, muscle and...
Apr 29, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle
 

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