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Researchers Identify Potential Link Between Dengue Exposure, Severity Of Zika Infection; Studies Provide Insight Into Possible Vaccine Strategies

The Atlantic: A Surprising Link Between Zika and Dengue “…New research shows that certain dengue antibodies can either neutralize Zika — or help it replicate. The findings, published in two separate papers on Thursday, may be a crucial step toward developing a vaccine for Zika…” (LaFrance, 6/23). Reuters: Previous exposure…

Blog Post Examines Questions Over Long-Term Safety Of Dengue Fever Vaccine

Humanosphere: Questions hover over Asia’s first dengue vaccination program in Philippines Humanosphere reporter Lisa Nikolau discusses the launch of a school-based immunization campaign in the Philippines to deliver the Dengvaxia vaccine to prevent dengue fever. She writes, “So far, the program appears to be running without difficulties, but some health…

Opinion Pieces Recognize World Immunization Week

Huffington Post: Just Another Week in Global Health? Aaron Oxley, executive director of RESULTS U.K. “…Immunization has given us one of the most colossal successes we have had in global health but progress has stalled. … [W]e need to simultaneously do more to support increased domestic and international financing which…

Mosquito-Borne Diseases Pose Threat To Quake-Hit Ecuador, CARE International Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Zika, dengue fever pose ‘immediate threat’ in quake-hit Ecuador — charity “Mosquito-borne diseases including the Zika virus and dengue fever pose an ‘immediate threat’ to survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador four days ago, an international charity said on Thursday. Efforts to help more than…

Philippines Launches First School-Based Dengue Fever Immunization Campaign

CNN: World’s first dengue fever vaccine launched in the Philippines “…The Philippines’ Department of Health launched a school-based immunization program in highly affected areas, making it the first country where the vaccine is commercially available…” (East, 4/6).

Sanofi Program Aims To Provide 1M Filipino Children With Dengue Immunization

Financial Times: Sanofi to launch dengue mass vaccination program “Sanofi will launch the world’s first mass vaccination program for dengue fever in the Philippines on Monday, bringing to fruition a 20-year development process in which the French pharmaceuticals group has invested €1.5bn [$1.7 billion]. One million Filipino schoolchildren are to…

NPR Speaks With Experts About How To Eradicate Aedes Mosquitoes

NPR: A Starry-Eyed 4-Step Guide To Wiping Out A Mosquito “…Most scientists we interviewed, as it turns out, would be all right with saying goodbye to the species. Aedes aegypti carries other deadly diseases harmful to humans, like yellow fever and dengue. Animals don’t depend on this species as a…

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