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New dengue vaccine offers some protection

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July 15, 2014
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The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever." Other experts say the vaccine is pre-mature. (July 15) Video provided by AP


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