Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US approves dengue vaccine Dengvaxia

US health authorities have given their approval to dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, the controversial first treatment designed to protect against the deadly mosquito-borne virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika may hijack mother-fetus immunity route

To cross the placenta, Zika virus may hijack the route by which acquired immunity is transferred from mother to fetus, new research suggests.

Cardiology

Dengue fever linked to increased risk of stroke

A new study has found that people with dengue fever have a higher risk of stroke, especially in the first 2 months following infection. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prior dengue infection does not increase Zika disease severity

Individuals infected with Zika virus after having dengue fever do not appear to become more severely ill than people with Zika who have never had dengue. This is the conclusion of a study published on June 20 in the journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

8 in 10 Indonesian children has been infected with dengue

Indonesia has one of the highest burdens of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus, in the world, and children account for many cases. Well over half of all children in urban areas are infected with dengue by the age of 5, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How Kenya can manage its increasing dengue fever cases

A public health alert for 150 dengue fever cases has been issued in Mombasa, Kenya. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Dr Andrew Githeko on the effective management of this disease ...

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