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Dengue fever News

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

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

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

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.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Vilma Cajigas

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments
 

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The Aedes aegypti - or yellow fever - mosquito
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