Immunology

Is a broadly effective dengue vaccine even possible?

Dengue is on the rise, with about 20,000 patients dying each year from this mosquito-borne disease, yet despite ongoing efforts a broadly effective dengue vaccine is not available. The complex challenges, current status of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plants are new weapon in fight against dengue

Scientists have discovered a way to create disease fighting proteins from tobacco plants which could lead to the development of a vaccine for Dengue Fever.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Philippines says deaths in vaccine row 'consistent with' dengue

The Philippines said Thursday that some of the 14 children who died after receiving a controversial vaccine showed signs of "severe dengue", as investigators probe the drug whose use was suspended due to health concerns.

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