Tag Archives: Dengue fever

National Technical Commission for Biosecurity approves Oxitec mosquito for use in Brazil

Aedes aegypti mosquito

Tweet Oxitec announced on Thursday that the National Technical Commission for Biosecurity approved the commercial release of its genetically modified mosquito in Brazil to control dengue fever. The Oxitec mosquito is a strain of the wild Aedes aegypti species that … Read More »

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Risk of dengue fever spreading to Europe increases with climate change

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Tweet Researchers at Umeå University said on Monday that the spread of dengue fever to Europe is imminent, and politicians and policy makers need to create and implement preventative measures. The research team credited changing climate and rising temperatures in … Read More »

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Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection investigates two imported cases of dengue fever

Centre for Health Protection CHP

TweetThe Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection said on Thursday that it is investigating two imported cases of dengue fever, and encouraged people to protect themselves against the illness. The first patient is a 33-year-old woman Her symptoms of fever, … Read More »

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Notre Dame scientists awarded $23M grant from Gates Foundation for mosquito study

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Tweet Notre Dame Biologists Nicole Achee and Niel Lobo recently received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation worth $23 million to observe the efficacy of spatial repellency as a mosquito control method. Achee and Lobo were awarded … Read More »

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Hong Kong tests dengue preparedness

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Tweet The Hong Kong Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection conducted a preparedness drill on Monday to determine how prepared the country was for community outbreaks of dengue fever. The simulated exercise, which was codenamed “Exercise Coral,” tested the … Read More »

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Researchers find new target for dengue virus vaccine

Dengue fever

Tweet Researchers at the University of North Carolina used an experimental technique to show a vulnerability in the dengue virus, according to a study recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists used a technique new … Read More »

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Dengue virus’ method of entry into cells uncovered by research

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Tweet The University of North Carolina’s Ping Liu recently presented research on how the dengue virus infects cells, which could assist in development of vaccines and drug treatment. Liu researched dengue fever with cell biologist Ken Jacobson, biophysical chemist Nancy … Read More »

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CHP reports two new imported cases of dengue fever in Hong Kong

Centre for Health Protection CHP

TweetThe Centre for Health Protection of the Hong Kong Department of Health announced on Wednesday that it is investigating two imported cases of dengue fever and urged the public to take precautions while traveling. The cases are linked and involve … Read More »

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Researchers a step closer to decoding dengue and West Nile

Researchers discover how Dengue and WNV replicate

Panama approves evaluation for Oxitec’s sterile mosquitoes

Dengue serotype three reemerges in South Pacific

Germany awards grant to Dengue Vaccine Initiative

Visterra acquires license for dengue antibodies

Dengue fever case confirmed in Suffolk County, New York

Dengue researchers receive Australian Museum’s Eureka Prize

Dengue fever found in Key West, but not Tucson

Research published that may help decrease dengue virus risk

More than 50 dead from dengue outbreak in Central America

The CHP announces new cases of dengue fever in Hong Kong

Pakistan reports dengue fever outbreak

IBM scientists develop tools to predict dengue and malaria outbreaks

BVGH and WIPO complete 30th research agreement

Guppy fish could be used to fight dengue fever

Florida DOH encourages mosquito safety after recent dengue outbreak

Florida DOH issues mosquito-borne disease advisory for Miami-Dade County

Researchers find mechanism viruses use to shut down the body’s defenses

Researchers find new strategy to fight dengue virus

SIGA picks lead candidate for dengue fever antiviral program

NanoViricides announces progress in Europe on review of dengue drug candidate

Sanofi begins production of dengue vaccine

Euromonitor releases report on Argentinian home insecticides