News tagged with dengue
(Phys.org) -- A group of scientists in Singapore and the UK have isolated a human antibody capable of effectively neutralizing the mosquito-borne dengue virus. Dengue fever is currently incurable and infects ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
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, ...
Genetics Oct 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers have identified the dose of dengue virus in human blood that is required to infect mosquitoes when they bite. Mosquitoes are essential for transmitting the virus between people so the findings have important implications ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
As efforts to create a strong and effective vaccine for the dreaded dengue virus continue to hit snags, a new study from researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology offers surprising evidence that suggests ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers have discovered that rising temperature induces key changes in the dengue virus when it enters its human host, and the findings represent a new approach for designing vaccines against the aggressive ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Nearly half of the world's population is at risk of infection by the dengue virus, yet there is no specific treatment for the disease. Now a therapy to protect people from the virus could finally be a step ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
There may be nearly four times as many people infected with the tropical disease dengue globally than was previously believed, according to a new study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization, according to a multinational study published today in the journal Nature.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Some people who fell prey to a 2009-2010 outbreak of dengue fever in Florida carried a particular viral strain that they did not bring into the country from a recent trip abroad, according to a f ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Defective viruses, thought for decades to be essentially garbage unrelated to the transmission of normal viruses, now appear able to play an important role in the spread of disease, new ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
The mosquitoes that spread dengue fever tap into the domestic networks of humans, along with their bloodstreams, finds a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A candidate dengue vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been found to be safe and to stimulate a strong immune response in most vaccine recipients, according to results from an early-stage ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The World Health Organisation said on Wednesday that it had charted progress in the fight against tropical diseases but warned that dengue fever was spreading at an alarming rate.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—To stop the transmission of dengue, a mosquito-borne virus that threatens some 4 billion people worldwide, it's crucial to focus on people movement, not just on the traditional mosquito control-and-prevention ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
By demonstrating that it is possible to inhibit the viral infection in vitro by blocking the bonding between the virus and these receptors, the researchers have opened the way to a new antiviral strategy. These works were ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Dengue fever (pronounced UK: /ˈdɛŋɡeɪ/, US: /ˈdɛŋɡiː/) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are acute febrile diseases, found in the tropics, and caused by four closely related virus serotypes of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae. It is also known as breakbone fever. The geographical spread includes northern Australia, northern Argentina, and the entire Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Honduras, Costa Rica, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mexico, Suriname, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Bolivia, Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, Barbados, Trinidad and Samoa. Unlike malaria, dengue is just as prevalent in the urban districts of its range as in rural areas. Each serotype is sufficiently different that there is no cross-protection and epidemics caused by multiple serotypes (hyperendemicity) can occur. Dengue is transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti or more rarely the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which feed during the day.
The WHO says some 2.5 billion people, two fifths of the world's population, are now at risk from dengue and estimates that there may be 50 million cases of dengue infection worldwide every year. The disease is now epidemic in more than 100 countries.
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