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2011-12-13 13:01:14

Worldwide, dengue fever strikes roughly 50 million people every year and takes the lives of thousands, but specific therapies or a vaccine for this mosquito-borne illness remain unavailable. A report coming out in the online journal mBio® on December 13 describes a new discovery about how the body fights the dengue virus, a finding that could explain differences in the ability to fight off the virus and help in developing a drug to boost this response. Dengue is relatively unknown here...

2011-12-06 13:04:00

MADISON, N.J. and CYPRESS, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that the Simplexa(TM) Dengue molecular test kit developed by its Focus Diagnostics products business has been registered for distribution in Brazil. The test kit, from the award-winning Simplexa product line on the 3M(TM) Integrated Cycler, is the first commercial real-time polymerase chain...

2011-11-08 05:05:00

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dengue v2V, a group of international experts in dengue, public health and vaccinology held its meeting in Puerto Rico on 5-6 November 2011 to continue to outline steps for the introduction of a dengue vaccine once licensed. Dengue is a threat to almost half of the world's population, and a public health priority in Latin America and Asia where epidemics are common.(1) "Puerto Rico was a relevant venue for this meeting given its location...

2011-10-17 10:16:39

Researchers in South East Asia have identified two genetic variants associated with increased susceptibility to severe dengue. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore, offers clues to how the body responds to dengue infection. Dengue is globally the most common mosquito-borne infection after malaria, with an estimated 100 million infections occurring annually. Symptoms range from mild to incapacitating high fever, with...

2011-10-10 06:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) announced that its subsidiary, Unither Virology, LLC, has been awarded a contract for up to approximately $45 million under a Broad Agency Announcement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for studies directed at the development of a broad-spectrum antiviral drug based on its glycobiology antiviral platform....

2011-08-31 11:34:03

In dengue-endemic areas such as South-East Asia, in contrast to conventional thinking, rural areas rather than cities may bear the highest burden of dengue fever–a viral infection that causes sudden high fever, severe headache, and muscle and joint pains, and can lead to a life-threatening condition, dengue hemorrhagic fever. In a study led by Wolf-Peter Schmidt from the Nagasaki Institute of Tropical Medicine, Japan, and published in this week's PLoS Medicine, the authors analyzed a...

2011-08-25 03:28:44

Strains of a bacterium commonly found in fruit flies can prevent the Aedes aegypti mosquito from transmitting the virus that causes dengue fever, researchers have found. Their discovery could lead to a more effective way to control dengue worldwide. North Carolina State University mathematical biologist Dr. Alun Lloyd is part of the Eliminate Dengue program, a research consortium that includes scientists from Australia and the United States. The program aims to stop the Aedes aegypti...

2011-06-14 19:00:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched the first ASEAN Dengue Day today in Indonesia, with related events occurring throughout the ASEAN member states. The date was chosen to coincide with the month in which dengue infections in the region typically peak. ASEAN Dengue Day is a new enterprise in the fight against dengue, aiming to: Increase public awareness of dengue to help to reduce the risk of dengue transmission...

2011-05-31 07:30:00

Study shows Internet search queries can help monitor epidemics in developing countries; produces new Internet tool that could speed public health responses to tropical diseases BOSTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Google.org have found web-based search data to be a viable source of information for early detection and monitoring of outbreaks of dengue, an emerging mosquito-borne virus found in tropical areas of the world. Because...

2011-05-10 14:55:53

Major progress has been made in reducing the burden of infectious diseases in Brazil as part of a "remarkable" success story for health in the South American country, according to researchers on a series of papers published in The Lancet. After decades of marked social change, including the introduction of unified healthcare for all, Brazil can also celebrate a reduction in mortality from chronic diseases and huge inroads into improving maternal and child health. But the nation still faces...


Latest dengue 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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