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2014-01-28 08:23:39

OXFORD, England, January 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama has now approved the next phase of evaluation for Oxitec's sterile mosquitoes as a novel tool to combat the dengue mosquito. The announcement comes weeks after Panama's Health Minister, Javier Diaz, declared that the country was experiencing a 'dengue epidemic'. Concern over Panama's growing number of cases has highlighted the need for new, more effective ways of controlling the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti,...

Mystery Surrounds Isolated Dengue Fever Outbreaks In United States
2013-11-15 09:03:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dengue fever, an infectious tropical disease carried by several species of mosquito in the genus Aedes, has been showing up in Key West and the Florida mainland, potentially exposing millions of people to a disease that can lead to life-threatening illness. While the dengue virus is mysteriously working its way up into Florida, researchers are equally as puzzled as to why the dangerous illness has not yet become common in and...

2013-08-27 23:23:45

New Study Finds InBios' DENV Detect IgM ELISA Effective for Rapid Diagnosis of Acute Or Recent Dengue Virus Infection Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 A new study conducted by researchers at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, evaluated the InBios DENV Detect IgM Capture ELISA for qualitative detection of IgM antibodies to dengue virus recombinant antigens (1). Well characterized clinical serum samples collected from Hawaii, Vietnam, Niue, Singapore and...

2013-05-01 10:31:19

A protein produced by mast cells in the immune system may predict which people infected with dengue virus will develop life-threatening complications, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS). Their study also found that in experiments in mice, a class of drugs commonly used to treat asthma by targeting the mast cells could help treat vascular symptoms associated with dengue infections. The findings were published in the online journal...

Global Burden Of Dengue Fever Is A Growing Problem
2013-04-08 05:28:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly 400 million people are infected with dengue fever each year, meaning that the world´s fastest-spreading tropical illness is affecting three times more people than the World Health Organization (WHO) had previously estimated. Following several years of research, experts from the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust revealed those statistics, as well as a detailed map of regions affected by the mosquito-borne...

2013-01-25 09:29:46

The mosquitoes that spread dengue fever tap into the domestic networks of humans, along with their bloodstreams, finds a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The data from Iquitos, Peru, shows that the trail of the most rapid transmission of human infections does not lead through large, public gathering places, as might be expected, but from house-to-house, as people visit nearby friends and relatives. “It´s common in a...