Latest Dengue fever Stories
DEERFIELD, Illinios, February 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first assessment of the total cost of dengue illness in the Americas reveals the economic burden to be approximately $2.1 billion per year, exceeding that from other viral illnesses including human papillomavirus (HPV) and rotavirus.
There is a new player in the fight against dengue fever in Malaysia, 6,000 of them actually.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) to support their dengue fever vaccine research.
Millersville Professor Takes on Vector-Borne Disease Project MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to a $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant we may soon know how climate change will impact our risk of malaria and dengue fever. Dr.
An official said on Tuesday that Malaysia has delayed a landmark field trial to release genetically modified mosquitoes designed to combat dengue fever.
KOLDING, Denmark, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. has announced the introduction of a new 290 mesh size for NetprotectÂ® LLINs. The new mesh size is being introduced to help fight the battle against smaller vectors such as the vectors of Dengue and Leishmaniasis.
Alexander Raikhel's lab identifies a microRNA molecule that controls blood feeding and egg development in Aedes aegypti females.
Viruses have led scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to the discovery of a security system in host cells.
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.
Despite potential risks, a recent study found that 46 percent of travelers to resource-limited countries did not seek health advice or vaccinations prior to departure.
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...
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...
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...
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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