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2010-12-31 07:54:00

KOLDING, Denmark, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. has announced the introduction of a new 290 mesh size for Netprotect® LLINs. The new mesh size is being introduced to help fight the battle against smaller vectors such as the vectors of Dengue and Leishmaniasis. "The new mesh size is Bestnet's response to requests for Netprotect® products with mesh sizes that are effective against vectors that are smaller than the typical mosquitoes...

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2010-12-03 10:06:50

Alexander Raikhel's lab identifies a microRNA molecule that controls blood feeding and egg development in Aedes aegypti femalesEach year, dengue fever infects as many as 100 million people while yellow fever is responsible for about 30,000 deaths worldwide. Both diseases are spread by infected female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which require vertebrate blood to produce eggs. The blood feeding and the egg development are tightly linked to how the mosquito transmits the disease-causing virus.Now...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


Latest Dengue fever Reference Libraries

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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