Quantcast

Latest Dengue fever Stories

2010-11-17 22:04:00

Viruses have led scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to the discovery of a security system in host cells. Viruses that cause disease in animals beat the security system millennia ago. But now that researchers are aware of it, they can explore the possibility of bringing the system back into play in the fight against diseases such as sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus, dengue and yellow fever. The findings, published in Nature, solve a...

f74c72810b53549726e4e6ea35d070a41
2010-11-12 06:55:00

British scientists have created genetically modified sterile mosquitoes in an experiment to kill off others in their species, and researchers are hopeful that early field trials could help to stave off the rapid spread of dengue fever. This is the first time genetically altered mosquitoes have been set loose in the wild, after years of lab experiments and calculations. But while scientists believe the trial could lead to a breakthrough in halting the disease, critics argue that mutant...

95b6078e908a320ebea61644cfaa79631
2010-11-04 06:40:00

More than 30 million people in the United States travel to resource-limited areas of the world each year. This global mobility may contribute to the spread of infectious diseases "“ such as influenza, measles, and meningitis "“ and may also put individual travelers at risk for malaria, typhoid, dengue fever and hepatitis. Despite these potential risks, a recent study conducted by the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in the...

2010-11-04 01:00:00

LYON, France, November 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First Phase 3 Study Underway in Australia Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that its dengue vaccine is in final stage of clinical development. Sanofi Pasteur's dengue vaccine, the world's most clinically advanced dengue vaccine candidate(1,2), entered its first phase 3 clinical study in Australia. This study is part of a global phase 3...

2010-11-01 15:00:00

MONHEIM, Germany and WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience and SentiSearch, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SSRC) have entered into a two-year research agreement to cooperate in the identification of new molecules targeting odorant receptors in insects. The aim of this collaboration, which also involves arrangements with Columbia University and Rockefeller University, is to develop innovative solutions to improve control of malaria and dengue fever in countries...

2010-10-29 03:03:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from UNICEF at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=a4cf5cbb-6e40-4e7a-97ae-cac35dc1f407&alertid=2223416e-a3f5-4226-b116-51db009f9aa0 UNICEF and its partners distribute 400,000 mosquito nets to over 200,000 Haitian families in the fight against malaria and dengue. Available video includes a narrated news package and b-roll. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com delivers free broadcast- and streaming-quality...

30d211952f0d39c3af0f9294540ea71c1
2010-10-27 10:30:00

Researchers conclude more, not less, surveillance funding needed Cutting surveillance for mosquito-borne diseases would likely translate into an exponential increase in both the number of human cases and the health costs when a disease outbreak occurs, according to an analysis by Emory University. The Public Library of Science (PLoS) published the research, led by Emory disease ecologist Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, Oct. 26. "Our analysis shows that halting mosquito surveillance can increase the...

d7e6c467816f4c913843b4416dcc9946
2010-10-09 07:54:59

While many people who become infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus do not show signs or develop symptoms, a new study suggests it may actually happen more than has been realized. West Nile fever was first documented in the US in 1999, after an outbreak in New York City. An investigation suggested that about 20 percent of infected individuals developed symptoms, which included fever, headache, rash and muscle/joint pain. Most people recovered from the infection with no...

2010-10-08 02:00:45

Research to focus on improving delivery of dengue and anthrax vaccines The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced three new contracts to fund research on vaccines to protect against emerging infectious diseases and biological threats that could be used in a terror attack. Each project focuses on simple and efficient vaccine delivery approaches that could be deployed quickly. The total funding for the three...

3ad95dcdb0769e4a637e1dd0faa7a6b2
2010-10-01 06:10:00

Scientists announced on Thursday that they had successfully sequenced the genome of the Southern house mosquito--the species of insect most responsible for the transmission of diseases such as West Nile virus, encephalitis, and elephantiasis. Writing in two separate papers published by the journal Science, a team of researchers from 39 universities in the United States and Europe reported that they had completely mapped the DNA of the Southern house mosquito, or Culex pipiens...


Latest Dengue fever Reference Libraries

45_bc02a98a30585718c34a7eee0900e51d
2011-02-25 18:53:25

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...

69_91adf9a2d64d7fdcac1a7b084facc7ac
2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

0_af221dd1a140204da7f6366df8a69635
2011-01-11 13:44:52

Flavivirus is a genus of the family Flaviviridae. This genus includes the West Nile Virus, Dengue Virus, Tick-borne Encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, and quite a few others. Flaviviruses get their name from the yellow fever virus. Flavus means yellow in Latin. Yellow fever was named because if caused yellow jaundice in victims. Mosquitoes and ticks transmit these viruses by biting people. Human infections are usually incidental since humans are unable to replicate the virus. Yellow...

0_ece7a7452c980f6d9af85b0f26faea55
2005-09-12 09:50:15

Aedes albopictus (Family Culicidae), the Asian Tiger Mosquito or Forest Day Mosquito, is characterized by its black and white striped legs and small, black and white body. It was native to south-east Asia, and occupied a habitat that spread from Madagascar eastward to New Guinea, and north to the latitude of Korea. The typical member of the Aedes albopictus has a length of about 5 mm. As with other members of the mosquito family, the female is outfitted with an elongated proboscis that she...

More Articles (4 articles) »
Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.