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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…

Brazil’s National Development Bank To Provide $136M For Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment Of Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Reuters: Brazil’s BNDES provides $136 million to fight Zika, related illnesses “Brazil’s National Development Bank will provide 500 million reais ($136.6 million) in funding to fight mosquito-borne illnesses, including the Zika virus, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The funds are to help bolster the prevention, diagnosis, and…

Brazil Records More Cases Of Dengue, Microcephaly Believed To Be Linked To Zika

Wall Street Journal: Brazil Confirms More Microcephaly Births, Dengue Cases Rise “Disease spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito continues to spread in Brazil, as the country reported higher numbers of cases of dengue and a further rise in suspected cases of a birth defect believed to be linked to the…

Thailand’s Number Of Dengue Cases So Far In 2016 More Than Double Over 2015

Bangkok Post: Dengue cases double from 2015 — health ministry “The number of people who contracted dengue fever so far in 2016 more than doubled from the last year, Health Ministry permanent secretary Sophon Mekthon said Monday. … He said 8,651 people were confirmed infected with the virus in the…

Health Experts Call For Action Against Dengue, Citing Sanofi Pasteur’s Vaccine

Business Insider: Another worrisome problem is afflicting many of the same places where Zika is spreading “…There’s a commercial vaccine that’s now available for dengue, but it still isn’t available to everyone who needs it. In December, the company developing it, global pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, got approval to distribute its…

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