Latest Dengue shock syndrome Stories

2008-11-06 06:00:21

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vical Incorporated today announced that the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) plans to conduct preclinical and Phase 1 evaluation of a dengue DNA vaccine formulated with the company's Vaxfectin(R) adjuvant and delivered with the Biojector(R) 2000 needle-free injection system (Bioject Medical Technologies Inc.) (BULLETIN BOARD: BJCT) . In support of the program, Vical will manufacture the vaccine and the adjuvant under a $1.3 million contract,...

2008-09-07 12:00:19

Text of report by Fiji Daily Post website on 6 September [by Sanjay Goundar] Ten very severe dengue fever cases were reported at second largest hospital in the country and medical authorities appear baffled with the situation. General manager community health services in the west [i.e. Western Division - western Viti Levu, including the main tourist area] Dr Tharid Ali yesterday revealed the 10 who were admitted at the Lautoka Hospital had acquired the dengue hemorrhagic fever. Ali said...

2008-07-16 15:01:08

A patient with dengue virus was receiving treatment at an Islamabad, Pakistan, hospital, officials have confirmed. The Pakistani National Institute of Health has reported the positive blood test of patient Janas Khan, who was admitted to the hospital with complaint of high fever for three previous days. He has been shifted to observation room of the medical ward, the APP news service reported. Dengue fever, which is transmitted by mosquito bite, usually starts suddenly with a high fever,...

2006-01-11 20:23:16

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While diarrhea, fever and skin diseases still predominate among symptoms experienced by travelers to developing countries, the cause varies according to region visited, data from a large collaborative database show. Destination-specific differences can help guide diagnosis and therapy, according to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine for January 12. Most of the information concerning illness in returned travelers is based on...

2005-10-14 14:27:55

Some viruses' ability to exploit the human body's own defenses to increase their replication may be both a blessing and curse, according to the findings of a study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The process is known as antibody-dependent enhancement. Scientists believe antibody-dependent enhancement may allow the dengue virus to grow more rapidly in people who were previously infected and have partial but incomplete immunity to the virus....

2005-09-01 02:43:35

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Seven people have died of dengue fever in Singapore this year and the number of new cases in the city-state hit a new high last week despite government efforts to clear out mosquito breeding grounds. The weekly bulletin on infectious disease by Singapore's Health Ministry showed 493 new dengue cases reported in the week ending August 28, up nearly a fifth from the previous week's record high of 414, the government said on Thursday. The government has launched a...

2005-07-07 14:32:22

Waltham, MA "“ A new study of the disease burden of dengue fever in Malaysia strengthens the case for development of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne illness. Despite the nation's efforts at treatment and control, 10,000 cases are reported each year at a l cost of almost $13 million, slightly less than half for vector control and the rest for treating hospitalized patients with dengue fever, an often painful and sometimes fatal virus. These costs are equivalent to 940,000 lost...

Latest Dengue shock syndrome Reference Libraries

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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