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Gates Foundation Committed To Finding Safe, Accessible Dengue Vaccine

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A Potential Breakthrough in the Fight against Dengue Fever Lance Gordon, director for neglected infectious diseases in the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program, discusses the news that a Sanofi Pasteur experimental dengue vaccine showed positive clinical trial results and the foundation’s commitment to…

Dengue Vaccine Reaches Phase III Clinical Trail, But Some Experts Question Efficacy

Deutsche Welle: Experts see flaws in promising dengue fever vaccine candidate “The most advanced vaccine candidate against dengue fever could prevent many deaths, its developers say. But some experts warn that the substance could even make things worse rather than effectively treat it. … Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine protects quite well…

Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Positive Results In Study Among Asian Children

News outlets report on a study that finds an experimental dengue vaccine shows promising results in clinical trials. Bloomberg Businessweek: Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise Against 3 Out of 4 Viruses “The most advanced experimental vaccine against dengue protected some children against the disease in a study, though a more effective…

Sri Lanka Turning To Weather Forecasting To Help Reduce Dengue’s Spread

Inter Press Service: Plagued By Dengue Fever, Sri Lanka Looks to the Weatherman “…Given that so many strategies have been tried and failed, experts are now suggesting that the authorities call in help from the national Meteorological Bureau as the latest weapon in the fight against the virus. Faseeha Noordeen,…

Countries Look To Innovative Methods To Prevent Mosquito-Borne Diseases

News outlets report on different ways researchers and health officials are trying to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses. Bloomberg Businessweek: Mosquitoes With Lethal Genes to Help Brazil Fight Dengue “…Brazil will probably be the first nation to approve large-scale releases of male mosquitoes with a lethal gene that causes their offspring to…

Laos Marks ASEAN Dengue Day As Country Enters Wet Season

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Laos marks ASEAN Dengue Day “Officials have gathered here in the capital [of Laos] to mark ASEAN Dengue Day and urge vigilance against the mosquito-borne disease as Laos enters its wet season on Tuesday…” (6/17).

Honduran Government Declares State Of Emergency Over Dengue Fever Outbreak

“The Honduran government declared a state of emergency Tuesday due to the spread of dengue fever, which has killed 16 people this year and infected more than 12,000, local media reported,” Xinhua writes (7/31). “Health Minister Salvador Pineda said Tuesday’s decree means the government is making it a priority to prevent…

Blog Examines Efforts To Prevent Dengue In Brazil, Other Latin American Countries

Miriam Alvarado, a post-bachelor fellow and global health data specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, writes in a guest post in Humanosphere about how dengue “is rapidly expanding its reach across the planet.” She focuses specifically on dengue in Brazil, writing, “The rapid rise in dengue…

Number Of Dengue Deaths In Malaysia Double In 2013

Wall Street Journal: Dengue Deaths Up in Malaysia “Deaths from dengue in Malaysia shot up [in 2013], doubling that of 2012, as the tropical country battles with a raging mosquito-borne virus that claims hundreds of lives annually in Southeast Asia…” (Gangopadhyay, 12/28).

Death Of Texas Woman Highlights Dengue Fever’s Presence In U.S.

Two news outlets report on the death of a Texas woman who died from dengue fever, an illness not commonly found in the U.S. HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Repor: Texas Woman’s Death Highlights Danger of Overlooking Dengue Fever “The case of a Texas woman who died after becoming infected…

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