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2011-04-08 16:02:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the first test to help diagnose people with signs and symptoms of dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever, a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The dengue virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. As many as 100 million people worldwide are...

2011-02-23 12:50:15

Dengue vaccine could be developed by as early as 2015 At least one dengue vaccine could be licensed within the next 4 years, as manufacturers are speeding up the development process for multiple dengue vaccine candidates in collaboration with health authorities and developing countries to expedite the necessary testing, clinical trial design, and licensure, a team of leading scientists said. "A number of important issues have been identified for regulatory review of dengue vaccines, while...

2011-02-20 21:58:55

Despite clean water and improved public services, water-related diseases continues to spread in cities around the world. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar Kate Mulligan presents her research on the connection between cities, water and health at the THINK CANADA Press Breakfast at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference Sunday. Mulligan is a PhD student at the McMaster University campus of the United Nations University's Institute on Water, Environment and Health...

2011-02-14 01:29:00

HUDDINGE, Sweden, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights of the Collaboration: - Collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. Focused on Dengue Virus - Both Parties to Contribute 50:50 Resources to the Research Program - Strengthens Medivir's Presence in Infectious Diseases And Utilises Strong Know-How in the Discovery of Protease Inhibitor Drugs Medivir AB (OMX: MVIR), the emerging research-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on infectious...

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2011-01-26 12:40:00

There is a new player in the fight against dengue fever in Malaysia, 6,000 of them actually. Malaysia released about 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into a forest in the first experiment of its kind in Asia aimed at curbing dengue fever, officials said Wednesday to AP. The field test is meant to pave the way for the use of genetically engineered Aedes aegypti male mosquitoes to mate with females and produce no offspring or ones with shorter lives, hopefully curtailing the mosquito...

2011-01-25 06:58:00

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. Under a separate contract with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc., GenVec will receive funding for the development and preparation of vaccines related to this program. GenVec will...

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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...

2010-07-14 13:53:51

An estimated 5 percent of the Key West, Fla., population "“ over 1,000 people "“ showed evidence of recent exposure to dengue virus in 2009, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health. After three initial locally acquired cases of dengue were reported in 2009, scientists from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health conducted a study to estimate the potential exposure of the Key West population to dengue...

2010-05-07 14:00:03

Some of the human immune system's defenses against the virus that causes dengue fever actually help the virus to infect more cells, according to new research published May 6 in the journal Science. The researchers behind the work, from Imperial College London, hope their new findings could help with the design of a vaccine against the dengue virus. The study also brings scientists closer to understanding why people who contract dengue fever more than once usually experience more severe and...

2010-03-08 18:01:00

SEOUL, March 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PDVI (Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative), a program of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announces today the launch of http://www.denguewatch.org, a news hub for tracking dengue fever epidemics worldwide. Breaking news articles from reliable sources are displayed on a world map according to the location of dengue outbreaks. Dengue fever is endemic in over 100 countries and puts at risk half...


Latest Dengue shock syndrome Reference Libraries

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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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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