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.
- Tap water access linked to dengue risk - Science Daily
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00 GMT
- Heat islands and lack of running water promote dengue fever in Delhi, India - EurekAlert
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00 GMT
- Models to predict dengue, zika and yellow fever outbreaks are developed by researchers - EurekAlert
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 19:33 GMT
- More than 10 deaths from Leptospirosis, 1 from Dengue and 1 from Typhoid - Fijivillage
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:01 GMT
- Cook Islands 2021 Dengue Type-2 (DENV-2) Outbreak, Situation Report (Latest Updated Data: 26 February 2021) - Cook Islands - ReliefWeb
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 02:11 GMT
- Delhi: Tap water access increases risk of dengue infection - Mint
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:00 GMT
- Anti-dengue checks at Klang construction sites next week - The Star Online
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:18 GMT
- Dengue fever in Vietnam and the Philippines: Among the most globally so far in 2021 - Outbreak News Today - Outbreak News Today
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 19:07 GMT
- Cook Islands 2021 Dengue - Type 2 Outbreak, Situation Report 2 (Latest Updated Data: 12 February 2021) - Cook Islands - ReliefWeb
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:00 GMT
- Dengue mosquitoes invade capital - Khmer Times
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:08 GMT
- Brazil: Acre state dengue fever cases top 1600 in first 2 months of 2021 - Outbreak News Today - Outbreak News Today
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 00:01 GMT
- Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 01 March 2021 - World - ReliefWeb
Mon, 01 Mar 2021 05:25 GMT
- WHO supports Ethiopia's response to a dengue fever outbreak in Somali Region - Ethiopia - ReliefWeb
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:00 GMT
- Mass spraying campaign to beat dengue resumes - Cook Islands News
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:24 GMT
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Dengue Outbreak - DREF Operation Update no. 1 (MDRVC004) - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - ReliefWeb
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 08:00 GMT
- PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (01): Americas
Thu, 04 Feb 2021 06:39:21 -0500
Dengue -- Mexico
Cases by Country / Week updated / Serotype / Total / Confirmed / Severe / Deaths
USA / 53 [w/e 2 Jan 2021] / - / 307 / 307 / 0 / 0
Central America and Mexico
Belize / 53 [w/e 2 Jan 2021] / D1,3 / 2779 / 324 / 0 / 0
Costa Rica 53 [w/e 2 Jan 2021] / D1,2 / 10 056 / 426 / 21 / 0
El Salvador / 52 [w/e 26 Dec 2020] / D2 / 5450 / - / 9 / 0
Guatemala / 46 [w/e 14 Nov 2020] / D1,2,3,4 / 5782 / 786 / 14 / 8
Honduras / 53 [w/e 2 Jan 2021] / D1,2 / 26 006 / 75 / 1787 / 10
- Co-Infection of Dengue Fever with COVID-19 in a Child with MIS-C Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
- Platelet Augmentation Potential of Polyherbal Formulation in Cyclophosphamide-Induced Thrombocytopenia in Wistar Rats Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests a potential role of this formulation in the augmentation of platelet counts in various thrombocyto-penic disorders including a role in ameliorating the haemorrhagic complications of dengue fever.
- Pan-serotype antiviral for dengue infection Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
- Genomic analysis revealed a novel genotype of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a fatal sepsis case in dengue patient Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is an opportunistic pathogen capable of causing serious health implications in susceptible individuals once it invades the host's protective barriers. Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) often receives lesser attention although it has been frequently associated with serious infections in human. We aim to investigate the genomic features of a highly virulent yet pan susceptible MSSA strain (coded as HS-MSSA) which caused concurrent bacteraemia in a dengue...
- Immune-Based Interventions Against Infectious Disease - Impact of a Phase I Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Translational Infectious Diseases Immunology Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
In 2011, faculty from the University of Rhode Island (URI)'s Institute for Immunology and Informatics and Lifespan's Center for International Health Research collaborated to develop a successful application for a Phase I Center of Biomedical Research Excellence around the scientific theme of translational infectious diseases immunology. From 2013 to 2020, this COBRE supported significant discoveries in research on dengue, HIV, and malaria, among other diseases, and facilitated the career...
- Factors Modulating Captures of Gravid Aedes aegypti Females Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
To improve detection and assessment of Aedes aegypti abundance, we investigated whether microhabitat factors of the location of autocidal gravid ovitraps (AGO traps) influenced captures of gravid females in 2 locations in southern Puerto Rico. One location had been under vector control for several years using mass AGO trapping (intervention site), where Ae. aegypti abundance was several times lower than in the other study site without mosquito control (nonintervention site). We observed 10...
- Survey of Dengue Knowledge and Prevention Practices Associated with Sociodemographic Status: A Cross-Sectional Study Among the Community Living in an Urban Area of Selangor, Malaysia Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
The present study aimed to explore the current status of knowledge and practices of dengue prevention associated with sociodemographic status among the community living in an urban area of Selangor, Malaysia. A total of 441 participants were interviewed regarding sociodemographic status, knowledge of dengue, and self-reported prevention practices. Participants over 40 years old were more likely (odds ratio [OR] = 4.210, 95% CI = 1.652-10.733, P = 0.003) to have better dengue knowledge....
- Larvicididal Activity of Natural Repellents Against the Dengue Vector, Aedes aegypti Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
The present research aimed to evaluate the larvicidal activity of several recently discovered natural repellents formulated in lotions against larvae of Aedes aegypti. We used a modified larval bioassay method by the World Health Organization standards in evaluating larval mortality at 24-, 48-, and 72-h exposure. Among the test repellents, 2-undecanone showed 100% mortality of Ae. aegypti larvae, followed by catnip oil, capric acid, coconut oil fatty acids, methyl caprate, methyl laurate, and...
- Co-circulation and misdiagnosis led to underestimation of the 2015-2017 Zika epidemic in the Americas Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
During the 2015-2017 Zika epidemic, dengue and chikungunya-two other viral diseases with the same vector as Zika-were also in circulation. Clinical presentation of these diseases can vary from person to person in terms of symptoms and severity, making it difficult to differentially diagnose them. Under these circumstances, it is possible that numerous cases of Zika could have been misdiagnosed as dengue or chikungunya, or vice versa. Given the importance of surveillance data for informing...
- Molecular Detection of Pathogens in Negative Blood Cultures in the Lao People's Democratic Republic Mon, 01 Mar 2021 06:00:00 -0500
Bloodstream infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality. However, despite clinical suspicion of such infections, blood cultures are often negative. We investigated blood cultures that were negative after 5 days of incubation for the presence of bacterial pathogens using specific (Rickettsia spp. and Leptospira spp.) and a broad-range 16S rRNA PCR. From 190 samples, 53 (27.9%) were positive for bacterial DNA. There was also a high background incidence of dengue (90/112 patient serum...