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Malaria Consortium Works To Prevent Dengue’s Spread In Asia

The Guardian: Q&A: over two billion people at risk from dengue “…Malaria Consortium has been carrying out a number of projects in Asia to help reduce the burden of dengue. We spoke to Jeffrey Hii, the senior vector control specialist for Malaria Consortium in Asia, to find out more…” (8/20).

The Guardian To Host Q&A On Resilience Building In Humanitarian Response

The Guardian: Ebola, dengue and cholera: how can we contain epidemics earlier? Rachel Banning-Lover, content co-coordinator for the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network, discusses disease outbreaks and announces a live question and answer session to be hosted by The Guardian on resilience building in humanitarian responses (8/8).

New Dengue Vaccine Available By July 2015, Researchers Say

SciDev.Net: Dengue vaccine is just a year away, researchers say “A new vaccine that can halve the number of dengue cases provides a welcome shot to fight a deadly disease that infects around 390 million people every year in the tropics. Sanofi Pasteur, the pharmaceutical company that sponsored the development…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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).

World Cup Provides Opportunities To Confront Dengue, HIV

As the World Cup soccer tournament begins in Brazil, news outlets report on how health officials are confronting health threats, including dengue and HIV. PBS NewsHour: Brazil confronts dengue fever fears amid World Cup frenzy “…500,000 people are expected to travel [to Brazil] from all over the globe to attend…