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Washington Post Examines History, Future Of Mosquito Control Efforts

The Washington Post looks at the history and future of disease-carrying mosquitoes, “the most deadly non-human animal on the planet.” The newspaper describes several mosquito-control methods, and poses the question, “If scientists could find a way to wipe out all mosquitoes – recent studies have shown that it may be possible to chemically sterilize males and dupe the females into mating with them – would that be a good idea?” (Palmer, 8/15).

Software Uses Twitter To Track Dengue Outbreaks In Brazil

The New Scientist reports on a software program that is being used “to identify a high correlation between the time and place where people tweet they have dengue and the official statistics for where the disease appears each season.”

ASEAN Members Sign New Action Plan To Fight Dengue

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Wednesday as part of an event marking ASEAN Dengue Day signed a new action plan aimed at fighting dengue in the region, the Jakarta Post reports.

ASEAN Region Recognizes First Dengue Day To Raise Awareness

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) at the launch of Dengue Day on Wednesday called on all sectors of society to unite in the battle against the disease, which has developed into a formidable threat to health in Asia, a press statement said,” Xinhua reports.

Dengue Vaccine Could Be Available In Four Years

A vaccine against the mosquito-borne infection dengue, the first to reach the final stage of clinical testing, “has seen ‘very promising’ results in Thailand, a specialist involved in the tests said on Friday,” Reuters reports (Petty/Mahlich, 6/10).

Google Launches Dengue Trends Tool To Track Outbreaks

“Google has launched Dengue Trends, a tool that aims to detect dengue fever outbreaks around the world using the same methodology behind Google Flu Trends,” PC Magazine reports (Yin, 5/31).

Sanofi Hopes To Launch Dengue Vaccine In 2014

France’s Sanofi-Pasteur, the world’s largest vaccine maker, said Friday it hopes to introduce a dengue vaccine in 2014 to some high-risk nations, AlertNet reports.