What is a dengue fever test? Dengue fever is a viral infection spread by mosquitos. The virus can’t be spread from person to person. Mosquitos that carry the dengue virus are most common in areas of the world with tropical and subtropical climates. These include parts of: South and Central America Southeast Asia The South […]Continue Reading ...
About 40 percent of the global population is at risk for contracting dengue – the most important mosquito-borne viral infection and a close “cousin” of the Zika virus – and yet, no effective treatment or safe licensed vaccine exists. But a new study, reported recently in the Lancet’s open-access journal EBioMedicine, has uncovered details about […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 4 2019 Dengue fever is a major public health concern in many parts of South-East Asia and South America and its prevalence in Africa is thought to be expanding. Researchers have now conducted an analysis of the economic burden of dengue fever in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Cambodia. Their results appear this week in […]Continue Reading ...
A TEM micrograph showing Dengue virus virions (the cluster of dark dots near the center). Image: CDC Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have demonstrated for the first time a physical interaction between two types of immune cells that plays an important role in the early fight against dengue virus infection. Dengue virus is widespread in […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have demonstrated for the first time a physical interaction between two types of immune cells that plays an important role in the early fight against dengue virus infection. Dengue virus is widespread in the tropics and is transmitted by mosquitos. Dengue virus infection incidence has grown dramatically in recent years, […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 23 2019 Previous infection with dengue virus may protect children from symptomatic Zika, according to a study published January 22 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Eva Harris of the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues. Credit: AFMC Public Affairs, U.S. Air Force Zika virus emerged in northeast Brazil in 2015 and spread […]Continue Reading ...
Dengue and Zika are transmitted by the same mosquito species and their distribution now overlaps in many tropical regions of the world. Credit: Jenna Hambrick, La Jolla Institute for Immunology To say that the immune system is complex is an understatement: an immune response protective in one context can turn deadly over time, as evidenced […]Continue Reading ...
August 15, 2018 A lineage of type 1 dengue virus found in Brazil is able to prevail over another even though it multiplies less in vector mosquitoes and infected human cells. This discovery was made under the scope of a Thematic Project supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP involving several Brazilian institutions […]Continue Reading ...
Dr Paulo Rocha from the University of Bath’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is developing a low-cost integrative sensing tool for early detection of Dengue virus, using a novel platform containing electrical sensors to investigate the behavior of human cells infected with Dengue virus. When someone is infected by the Dengue virus it produces […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School and their colleagues have identified a surprising interaction between dengue and Zika viruses that sheds lights on the significant fetal brain abnormalities linked to Zika virus. The researchers found that fetal mouse brain damage was much worse if the mothers infected with Zika also had dengue antibodies. They further determined […]Continue Reading ...
Women who have previously been infected with dengue virus may be at risk for increased damage to their fetuses and placentas if they should later become infected with the Zika virus, researchers from the Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report. This study is the first to report a […]Continue Reading ...
A prior dengue virus infection could protect children from symptomatic Zika virus infection, according to a study by an international group of researchers including those from the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley. “We don’t think that that dengue immunity protects from being infected (with Zika), or at least it doesn’t look […]Continue Reading ...
Children with a history of prior dengue virus infection had a significantly lower risk of being symptomatic when infected by Zika virus, according to a study in Nicaragua of more than 3,000 children aged 2 to 14 years. Experts have worried that prior dengue virus infection could exacerbate severe Zika disease. However, the new findings, […]Continue Reading ...
Treatment for Prevention of Dengue FDA Grants Priority Review for Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine Candidate BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a Biologics License Application for Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine. The dengue vaccine candidate has been granted priority review by the FDA as it would […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 Dengue and Zika viruses are closely related and carried by mosquitos. In infested subtropical and tropical areas, dengue transmission often precedes Zika virus (ZIKV) infection, suggesting that women who previously acquired dengue immunity may be bitten by ZIKV-carrying mosquitoes during pregnancy. Whether that mother’s prior dengue immunity would protect her unborn baby […]Continue Reading ...
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