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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...

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...

2011-02-21 06:59:00

LYON, France, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that it is partnering with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) to support the recently launched Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI). Sanofi Pasteur and the IVI will aim to raise awareness and to work to move dengue vaccination higher on the global health agenda. Currently, there is no specific treatment available for...

2011-02-07 15:49:33

Researchers hope to spur investment in control strategies Dengue illness, the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the world, has expanded from its Southeast Asian origins and is resurgent in countries such as Argentina, Chile and the continental United States. The economic burden of dengue (pronounced DENgee) in the Western Hemisphere, according to a new study from Brandeis University researchers published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, is...

2011-02-04 03:14:00

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. Results of the study conducted by Brandeis University were released in the February issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (http://www.ajtmh.org/ ). Approximately 60...

2010-11-04 01:00:00

LYON, France, November 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First Phase 3 Study Underway in Australia Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that its dengue vaccine is in final stage of clinical development. Sanofi Pasteur's dengue vaccine, the world's most clinically advanced dengue vaccine candidate(1,2), entered its first phase 3 clinical study in Australia. This study is part of a global phase 3...

2010-10-08 02:00:45

Research to focus on improving delivery of dengue and anthrax vaccines The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced three new contracts to fund research on vaccines to protect against emerging infectious diseases and biological threats that could be used in a terror attack. Each project focuses on simple and efficient vaccine delivery approaches that could be deployed quickly. The total funding for the three...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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