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Dengue Virus News Gathered from News-Medical.Net

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  • Study reports way to predict dengue transmission globally

    Dec 6, 2019 | 01:00 am

    A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE reports a model that is based on air travel, using the number of passengers flowing between international airports to predict how many of the air travellers arriving at any of these airports will have dengue, in a month.

  • New compound may enhance dengue vaccine efficacy by simulating amino acid deficiency

    Nov 28, 2019 | 00:59 am

    A new study published in the journal Science Signaling on November 26, 2019, describes a mouse experiment, in which the immune response to the dengue vaccine was boosted when the mice were first given halofuginone, a plant compound that is well known to herbalists.

  • New highly sensitive test for dengue virus developed using DNA star

    Nov 25, 2019 | 14:48 pm

    Researchers have developed a new method for detecting and destroying the dengue virus that could be adapted for other viruses.

  • 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.