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.
- Costa Rica Battles Surging Dengue Outbreak - The Tico Times
Thu, 07 Dec 2023 21:00 GMT
- As dengue expands beyond the global 'dengue belt,' scientists dispel conventional wisdom about the disease - Medical Xpress
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 08:00 GMT
- As temperatures rise, dengue fever infections keep surging around the world - CBC News
Sat, 02 Dec 2023 09:00 GMT
- ‘Have you seen Jurassic Park?’: Indonesia shelves mosquito trial amid backlash - South China Morning Post
Wed, 06 Dec 2023 00:30 GMT
- 21 dead, 600 infected in Mali dengue outbreak - Fox News
Wed, 06 Dec 2023 20:46 GMT
- Bangladesh battles record dengue deaths as disease pattern changes - Al Jazeera English
Tue, 21 Nov 2023 08:00 GMT
- Jamaica’s dengue fever outbreak shows the deadly effects of record heat - The Guardian
Thu, 16 Nov 2023 08:00 GMT
- Dengue fever is on the rise in Mali with more than 20 deaths, health director says - ABC News
Wed, 06 Dec 2023 14:59 GMT
- Epidemiological Alert - Sustained circulation of dengue in the Region of the Americas - 5 December 2023 - Pan American Health Organization
Tue, 05 Dec 2023 23:09 GMT
- Quick takes: Test-to-treat extension, PAHO dengue alert, thin-film vaccine development - University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Wed, 06 Dec 2023 20:24 GMT
- BugBitten A Mosquito's Tale: Unveiling Wolbachia's Impact in Colombia's Fight Against Dengue - BMC Blogs Network
Fri, 08 Dec 2023 14:30 GMT
- As Temperatures Rise, Dengue Fever Spreads and Cases Rise - Yale Environment 360
Thu, 30 Nov 2023 09:32 GMT
- Epidemiological Alert - Sustained circulation of dengue in the Region of the Americas - 5 December 2023 - World - ReliefWeb
Tue, 05 Dec 2023 23:59 GMT
- Dengue Fever: At least 5 million cases and 5500 deaths in horror year - Save the Children International
Sun, 03 Dec 2023 00:39 GMT
- Autochthonous Dengue Outbreak, Paris Region, France, September–October 2023 - CDC
Wed, 15 Nov 2023 08:00 GMT
- 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
- Optimal 2D audio features estimation for a lightweight application in mosquitoes species: Ecoacoustics detection and classification purposes Sat, 09 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
Mosquitoes are the vector of diseases that kill more than one million people per year worldwide. Surveillance systems are essential for understanding their complex ecology and behaviour. This is fundamental for predicting disease risk caused by mosquitoes and formulating effective control strategies against mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, and Zika. Mosquito populations vary heterogeneously in urban and rural landscapes, fluctuating with seasonal and climatic trends and human...
- Reverse Genetics of Dengue Virus Fri, 08 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
Dengue virus (DENV) is one of the most important and widespread arthropod-borne viruses, causing millions of infections over the years. Considering its epidemiological importance, efforts have been directed towards understanding various aspects of DENV biology, which have been facilitated by the development of different molecular strategies for engineering viral genomes, such as reverse genetics approaches. Reverse genetic systems are a powerful tool for investigating virus-host interaction, for...
- Viral infection and host immune response in diabetes Fri, 08 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
Diabetes, a chronic metabolic disorder disrupting blood sugar regulation, has emerged as a prominent silent pandemic. Uncontrolled diabetes predisposes an individual to develop fatal complications like cardiovascular disorders, kidney damage, and neuropathies and aggravates the severity of treatable infections. Escalating cases of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes correlate with a global upswing in diabetes-linked mortality. As a growing global concern with limited preventive interventions, diabetes...
- A cluster of autochthonous dengue transmission in the Paris region - detection, epidemiology and control measures, France, October 2023 Fri, 08 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
A cluster of three confirmed autochthonous dengue cases was detected in October 2023 in the Val-de-Marne department neighbouring Paris, France. This marks the northernmost transmission of dengue in Europe reported to date. The epidemiological and microbiological investigations and the vector control measures are described. This event confirms the need for early case detection and response to contain dengue in Europe, especially given the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, when millions of...
- Spatial model of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) risk: scoping review Thu, 07 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSIONS: DHF risk spatial models are useful tools for detecting high-risk locations and driving proactive public health initiatives. Relying on geographical and environmental elements, these models ignored the impact of human behaviour and social dynamics. To improve the prediction accuracy, there is a need for a more comprehensive approach to understand DHF transmission dynamics.
- Entomopathogenic fungi for the control of larvae and adults of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) vector of dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses in Mexico Thu, 07 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSION: The larval stage of Ae. aegypti was more susceptible than the adult phase to the pathogenic action of native fungi, with T. longibrachiatum being with the highest virulence.
- Procesos celulares modificados en Aedes aegypti infectados con Wolbachia y la susceptibilidad al virus dengue Thu, 07 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSIONES: Existen cambios en la expresión de proteínas de células infectadas con Wolbachia, que son necesarias para el ciclo de replicación de DENV, explicando porque algunos mosquitos infectados con Wolbachia son refractarios a la infección por DENV.
- Evaluation of commercial aerosol insecticides for control of Aedes aegypti susceptible or resistant to pyrethroids Thu, 07 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSIONS: Aerosols B-D could spray 20-25 3-room houses (56 m3-room), killing all resistant mosquitoes. Aerosols may become a good tool for indoor mosquito control, if the optimal concentration and correct spray method are used.
- Parents' Level of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices and Associated Sociodemographic Factors Regarding Dengue Infection in Children Thu, 07 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
Background Dengue infection (DI) continues to rise in the Caribbean. Children are primarily affected by severe infection in this region. Parents thus play an essential role in identifying symptoms, seeking medical care, and preventing DI in their children. Grenada has been endemic to DI since 1956, and to date, no study has assessed the level of knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) among parents regarding DI. Objective To determine the level of parents' KAP and associated sociodemographic...
- Public knowledge, belief, and preventive practices regarding dengue: Findings from a community-based survey in rural Bangladesh Thu, 07 Dec 2023 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study found a moderate level of knowledge regarding dengue among the community people. Despite having good practices in several aspects of dengue prevention among the participants, the overall score was not sufficient. This suggests that there is a pressing need for expanded education outreach aimed at increasing public awareness of dengue and encourage preventive practices within rural communities in Bangladesh.