Welcome to Dengue Virus Net
Dengue Virus Net is the web resource for anyone interested in dengue. Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection that causes a severe flu-like illness (dengue fever), and sometimes a potentially lethal complication called dengue haemorrhagic fever. Global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades. About two fifths of the world's population are now at risk. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas. Dengue is transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti or more rarely the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which feed during the day. Dengue haemorrhagic fever is a leading cause of serious illness and death among children in some Asian countries. A vaccine for dengue fever has been approved by the FDA in May 2019 and is commercially available in a number of countries.
The objectives of Dengue Virus Net are to be the public and professional information resource for dengue and to serve as a network in the exchange of information and news related to dengue.
Dengue News and Headlines
- Church in Peru donates thousands of doses of medication to combat dengue epidemic - Catholic News Agency
Thu, 01 Jun 2023 23:15 GMT
- Peru Dengue Outbreak | Health | kdhnews.com - The Killeen Daily Herald
Sun, 04 Jun 2023 19:35 GMT
- Peru battles worst dengue outbreak as climate warms - The Washington Post
Wed, 31 May 2023 12:43 GMT
- Why a universal dengue fever vaccine isn’t available, explained - Vox.com
Thu, 18 May 2023 07:00 GMT
- Dengue too high in Puerto Rico, other U.S. territories, CDC says - The Washington Post
Sun, 21 May 2023 07:00 GMT
- Why a Warmer Ocean is Triggering Peru's Worst Dengue Outbreak - Bloomberg
Tue, 30 May 2023 11:00 GMT
- Sri Lankan authorities rush to contain dengue fever outbreak - Statesville Record & Landmark
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 22:00 GMT
- Dengue spike this year a wake up call - Dhaka Tribune
Sun, 04 Jun 2023 14:46 GMT
- Texas Confirmed Locally-acquired Dengue Case - Precision Vaccinations
Thu, 11 May 2023 07:00 GMT
- Peru Dengue Outbreak | Health | goskagit.com - goskagit.com
Sun, 04 Jun 2023 19:14 GMT
- Epidemiologic Trends of Dengue in U.S. Territories, ... - CDC
Fri, 19 May 2023 07:00 GMT
- Hospitals asked to buckleup for dengue outbreak - Times of India
Mon, 05 Jun 2023 01:12 GMT
- Health dept fears early dengue outbreak this yr - Times of India
Mon, 05 Jun 2023 00:19 GMT
- Untimely rains raise dengue worry - The Tribune India
Sat, 03 Jun 2023 02:06 GMT
- Scientists in Tahiti prepare to release sterilized mosquitoes to ... - World Health Organization
Tue, 16 May 2023 07:00 GMT
Latest Dengue Posts on ProMED-mail
- PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito - France (03): (BT)
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 21:28:53 -0400
Yellow Fever, Zika virus, Dengue, Chikungunya -- France
A potentially deadly mosquito that can carry viruses such as yellow fever and Zika has been spotted in Brittany, northern France, sparking fears they may soon land on British shores. Asian tiger mosquitoes [_Aedes albopictus_] have been confirmed to be in the commune of Domagne in the department of Ile-et-Vilaine in western Brittany.
Health authorities are preparing an intensive campaign to rid the area of the insects with strong insecticides.
The creatures were 1st seen in France in the
Latest Articles on Dengue
- COMPARING THE EFFICIENCY OF DIFFERENT CARBON DIOXIDE SOURCES IN COLLECTING MOSQUITO VECTOR SPECIES ON THE TEMPE CAMPUS OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Sun, 04 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
We compared the effectiveness of 4 different carbon dioxide (CO2) sources (sugar-fermented BG-CO2, sugar-fermented Fleischmann yeast, dry ice, and compressed gas cylinders) in attracting different mosquito species in 2 separate 4 × 4 Latin square trials. The CO2 generated by dry ice and the gas cylinders collected more Culex quinquefasciatus than the sugar-fermented BG-CO2 and Fleischmann yeasts during the 1st trial (16-h surveillance periods), but there was no significant difference in Aedes...
- Gene coexpression network during ontogeny in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti Sat, 03 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS: The constructed gene coexpression network provides a useful resource for network-based data mining to identify candidate genes for functional studies. Ultimately, these findings will be key in identifying potential molecular targets for disease control.
- Spatiotemporal and meteorological relationships in dengue transmission in the Dominican Republic, 2015-2019 Fri, 02 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
Dengue has broadened its global distribution substantially in the past two decades, and many endemic areas are experiencing increases in incidence. The Dominican Republic recently experienced its two largest outbreaks to date with 16,836 reported cases in 2015 and 20,123 reported cases in 2019. With continued increases in dengue transmission, developing tools to better prepare healthcare systems and mosquito control agencies is of critical importance. Before such tools can be developed, however,...
- High frequency of Voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) gene mutations in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) suggest rapid insecticide resistance evolution in Shanghai, China Fri, 02 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: In recent years, kdr mutations in the Ae. albopictus population in Shanghai have rapidly evolved, as evidenced by an increase in mutation types and significantly increased mutation frequency. The F1534I/ATC mutant allele was found to be a novel mutation, F1534C/TGC was reported for the first time in Shanghai, and intron B in Domain III was significantly associated with mutation frequency at codon 1534. Continuous monitoring of resistance changes and strict regulation of...
- Measuring the effects of typhoon trajectories on dengue outbreaks in tropical regions of Taiwan: 1998-2019 Fri, 02 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
Dengue fever is a rapidly spreading mosquito-borne contagion. However, the effects of extreme rainfall events on dengue occurrences have not been widely evaluated. With their immense precipitation and high winds, typhoons may have distinct effects on dengue occurrence from those during other heavy rain events. Frequented by typhoons and situated in the tropical climate zone, southern Taiwan is an appropriate study area due to its isolated geographic environment. Each subject to distinct...
- Aedes aegypti oviposition-sites choice under semi-field conditions Fri, 02 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
Vector control is still the recommended approach to avoid arbovirus outbreaks. Herein, we investigate oviposition preferences of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) females under a semi-field structure Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For that, in Experiment 1, we used two settings: 'Single items', which included as containers drain, beer bottle, bucket, car tyre, water tank, and a potted Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) in a saucer with water, or 'Multiple containers', as an urban simulation, in which...
- Vertical dispersal of Aedes albopictus within multi-story buildings in downtown Shanghai, China Thu, 01 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS: Aedes albopictus is more common near the ground level, but it can easily disperse to higher floors in the multi-story buildings of urban Shanghai. No significant differences in Ae. albopictus density were detected within the 3rd-6th floors using MOT or HLC. This suggests that Ae. albopictus might also disperse to areas above the 6th floor and seek hosts there. Aedes albopictus prefers to oviposit outdoors; however, Ae. albopictus was also able to inhabit, oviposit and engage in...
- Accuracy of Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika diagnoses by primary healthcare physicians in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Thu, 01 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
CONCLUSIONS: Low diagnostic accuracy for overall and individual arboviral infections was observed in physicians. Unspecific symptomatology, overlapping case definitions, and reported close contact to an arboviral patient might contribute to misdiagnosis. Without laboratory confirmation, surveillance data may not reflect the real behavior of these diseases and could impact health interventions.
- Expression of recombinant dengue virus type 1 non-structural protein 1 in mammalian cells and preliminary assessment of its suitability to detect human IgG antibodies elicited by viral infection Thu, 01 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
In recent years dengue has become a rapidly growing public health problem worldwide, however, the availability of accurate and affordable diagnostic immunoassays is limited, partly due to the difficulty of producing large quantities of purified antigen. Non-structural protein 1 (NS1) has shown to be a good candidate for inclusion in diagnostic assays and for serosurveys, particularly in endemic countries as a prerequisite for vaccination. In this work the NS1 antigen derived from dengue virus...
- Diagnosis of Acute Dengue Virus Infection Using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay and Real-Time PCR Thu, 01 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400
Dengue fever is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus and is a growing concern for public health worldwide, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. This study aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of a commercially available NS1 ELISA kit for dengue fever in Pakistan using multiplex qRT-PCR as the gold standard. The study recruited 1236 suspected cases of dengue fever admitted to public sector hospitals in Lahore, Pakistan. Of the suspected cases, 610 (49.3%) were confirmed...