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2010-02-11 16:21:42

Finding has major implications for efforts to develop a first-ever vaccine against the dangerous infectious disorder A leading immunology research institute has validated the long-held and controversial hypothesis that antibodies "“ usually the "good guys" in the body's fight against viruses "“ instead contribute to severe dengue virus-induced disease, the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology announced today. The finding has major implications for the development of a...

2009-11-16 13:54:03

Press release from PLoS Medicine Research published this week in PLoS Medicine demonstrates associations between local rainfall and temperature and cases of dengue fever, which affects an estimated fifty million people per year worldwide. But the study finds little evidence that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation "“ the climate cycle that occurs every three to four years as a result of the warming of the oceans in the eastern Pacific "“ has a significant impact...

2009-11-10 18:09:50

Human movement is a key factor of dengue virus inflow in Rio de Janeiro, according to results from researchers based at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil. The results, based on data from a severe epidemic in 2007-2008, contribute to new understanding on the dynamics of dengue fever in the second largest city in Brazil. Details are published November 10 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Dengue fever is a major public health problem in many tropical...

2009-10-27 12:41:14

High temperatures, humidity and low wind speed are associated with high occurrence of dengue fever according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is one of the most significant insect-borne diseases found in humans, with 2.5 billion people living in high-risk areas globally. In recent years, the number of cases occurring has increased dramatically. Being...

2009-10-27 12:11:25

Press release from PLoS Medicine Research published this week in PLoS Medicine challenges the dogma of the antibody-dependent enhancement model (ADE) for the development of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). Dengue virus infection usually causes a severe 'flu like illness, although symptoms may be mild in young children. DHF, however, is a severe and sometimes fatal complication of dengue virus infection that affects about half a million people every year. DHF patients usually fall into two...

2009-10-26 04:00:00

LEUVEN, Belgium, October 26 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Laboratory for Virology and Experimental Chemotherapy (Rega Institute) and the "Centre for Drug Design and Discovery" (CD3) at K.U.Leuven will receive a total of 2.8 million euro from the British Wellcome Trust. - They will apply these funds to the search for possible new medication for the treatment of infections related to the 'dengue fever virus'. Dengue or 'breakbone fever' is widespread in...

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2009-07-08 13:40:00

Experts say more than half of the states in the U.S. now have mosquitoes that are known to spread dengue fever. A new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council showed that two types of mosquitoes capable of transmitting the dengue fever virus are invading Southern and Mid-Atlantic states, creating conditions more favorable for an outbreak. An estimated 173 million Americans live in counties that now contain one or both of the mosquito species, a problem that could escalate with global...

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2009-03-19 14:30:00

Massive urbanization expansions and a wildly uncontrolled global mosquito population are driving an increased rate of infection and death, according to an expert from the World Heath Organization (WHO). "Policymakers in the developing world didn't foresee the issue, they gave it a lot of lip service," Duane Gubler, a WHO adviser who has worked on tropical infectious diseases in Asia for over 30 years, told Reuters. "If you ask any minister of health in Southeast Asia, they will say dengue is...

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2009-02-13 10:07:59

Number of cases of tropical disease continue to grow along US border, worldwide As vaccines against a virus that infects 100 million people annually reach late-stage clinical trials this year, researchers have developed a test to better predict whether a given vaccine candidate should protect patients from the infection, or in some cases, make it more dangerous, according to an article just published in the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. Cases of tropical, mosquito-borne dengue...

2009-01-21 00:29:02

At least 167 cases of dengue fever, a dangerous and sometimes fatal mosquito-born illness, have been reported in Cairns on the northeast coast of Australia. Queensland health officials declared an epidemic Tuesday, The Brisbane Courier-Mail reported. People are getting infected and getting sicker quicker than any outbreak we've previously seen, said Dr. Linda Selvey, executive director of Population Health Queensland. We're getting quite an escalation of cases to the point where we're...


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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