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Dengue Virus News Gathered from News-Medical.Net

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  • Sterilizing mosquitoes may be the answer to curb Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, WHO reports

    Nov 18, 2019 | 23:14 pm

    A new technique that sterilizes male mosquito through radiation shows promise in fighting mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika, dengue and chikungunya. Soon, health experts plan to test the technique as part of global health efforts to control these diseases.

  • Climate change poses unprecedented threat to children's health

    Nov 14, 2019 | 15:28 pm

    A report warns that climate change poses an unprecedented threat to children and will have lifelong impacts on human health.

  • Dengue vaccine from Takeda shows promise

    Nov 10, 2019 | 21:51 pm

    Officials have confirmed the initial success with trials of Dengue vaccine. Dengue, a viral disease borne by mosquitoes is considered to be one of the top ten health threats says the world Health Organization (WHO). Since the beginning of the outbreaks and the hundreds of deaths due to this infection, researchers have been on the lookout for vaccines to prevent this infection.

  • Study: Socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in Baltimore

    Oct 16, 2019 | 23:44 pm

    Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports a Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies-led study, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, investigating how socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Mutations in specific protein make dengue virus resistant to vaccines and therapeutics

    Sep 20, 2019 | 23:31 pm

    Dengue virus infects about 400 million people annually around the world, with a high prevalence in tropical and sub-tropical regions.

  • Philippines declares return of Polio after 19 years

    Sep 20, 2019 | 08:30 am

    The eradication of polio or poliomyelitis has been a success story for many countries across the globe, including the Philippines. For nearly two decades, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the country’s Department of Health (DOH) declared the nation polio-free, thanks to immunization programs and efforts.

  • Low blood iron levels increase risk of Dengue

    Sep 18, 2019 | 00:06 am

    The more anemic you are, the more likely it is that you could spread dengue fever because mosquitoes feeding on your blood have a greater chance of picking up the virus. This was reported by a new study published in the journal Nature Microbiology on September 16, 2019.

  • Dengue fever is endemic in places where iron deficiency is more common

    Sep 16, 2019 | 22:10 pm

    Mosquitoes are more likely to acquire the dengue virus when they feed on blood with low levels of iron, researchers report in the 16 September issue of Nature Microbiology.

  • Researchers analyze people’s initial immune response to dengue fever

    Aug 29, 2019 | 16:04 pm

    Researchers have come one step closer to understanding how our immune system responds to acute dengue fever, a disease that has affected hundreds of thousands of people in Southeast Asia this summer alone.

  • Promising new strategy to treat severe dengue disease on the horizon

    Aug 28, 2019 | 05:49 am

    Researchers led by Duke-NUS Medical School have discovered that tryptase, an enzyme in human cells that acts like scissors to cut up nearby proteins, is responsible for blood vessel leakage in severe dengue hemorrhagic fever.