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Delhi Hospitals Overflow With Hidden Dengue Epidemic

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October 20, 2013
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Dengue fever, one of the world's major mosquito-borne diseases, infects thousands in the Indian capital each summer. But this year numbers are on the rise and hospitals are overflowing with sufferers.


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France 24 (July 4, 2013) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in Brazil over the next few months under an ambitious approach to tackle dengue fever, the world's fastest spreading tropical disease. Scientists have added a gene to the dengue-spreading insect which renders it capable of destroying its own species.
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Sanofi Takes Aim at Dengue Fever

Sanofi Takes Aim at Dengue Fever

Reuters - Business Video Online (July 11, 2014) — France's Sanofi hopes to launch the first vaccine against dengue fever, the world's fastest-growing tropical disease, in 2015. A large clinical study showed it provided moderate protection, but as Joanna Partridge questions remain over how well it can help fight dengue and whether the drug will be a blockbuster for Sanofi. Video provided by Reuters
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Robots Let Doctors Beam Into Hospitals

Robots Let Doctors Beam Into Hospitals

AP (Nov. 18, 2013) — Telepresence robots allow physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. Dignity Health now uses them at most of its 32 California hospitals. (Nov. 18)
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Hospitals in Need of Treatment: How Many Budget Cuts Can Patients Take?

Hospitals in Need of Treatment: How Many Budget Cuts Can Patients Take?

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 6, 2013) — German hospitals are expected to be profitable, but in comparison with health systems in other countries, the German health system is expensive and bureaucratic. We talk about the need for improvement in German hospitals with Dr. Sebastian Krolop, Head of Management Consulting at Accenture Health, Germany.
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