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May 24, 2017

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May 24, 2017

Blood Test Predicts Kids at Risk for Dengue Shock Syndrome

Apr. 27, 2017 — The most serious, life-threatening complication of dengue infection is dengue shock syndrome (DSS), seen primarily in children. Daily platelet counts in children in the early stages of dengue can ... read more

Mosquito Monitoring Has Limited Utility in Dengue Control, Study Finds

Mar. 23, 2017 — Cross-sectional surveys of mosquito abundance carried out in the subtropics and tropics are meant to give researchers an indication of the risk of a dengue virus outbreak in any given area. This type ... read more

Contact Tracing and Targeted Insecticide Spraying Can Curb Dengue Outbreaks

Feb. 23, 2017 — Contact tracing -- a process of identifying everyone who has come into contact with those infected by a particular disease -- combined with targeted, indoor spraying of insecticide can greatly reduce ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A mutation that impacts changes in the shape of an essential viral protein may influence the infectivity of West Nile and other viruses in the flavivirus family, according to a new ... read more

Researchers Create Mosquito Resistant to Dengue Virus

Jan. 12, 2017 — Researchers have genetically modified mosquitoes to resist infection from dengue virus, a virus that sickens an estimated 96 million people globally each year and kills more than 20,000, mostly ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — The worst of the global Zika virus outbreak may be over but many key questions remain, such as why the virus persists in certain tissues after the systemic infection has cleared; how does the immune ... read more

Dengue Strains Differ in Rates of Viral Replication

Nov. 17, 2016 — Researchers test mechanisms explaining differences in dengue serotype and disease severity by statistically fitting mathematical models to viral load data from dengue-infected individuals. They find ... read more

Oct. 31, 2016 — Vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika, suggests new research. The study identifies a potentially serious public health concern. More than a third of the world's ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Every year, more than 350 million people in over 120 countries contact dengue fever, which can cause symptoms ranging from achy muscles and a skin rash to life-threatening hemorrhagic fever. ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers have identified a patient in Haiti with a serious mosquito-borne illness that has never before been reported in the Caribbean ... read more

Dengue Vaccine Could Increase or Worsen Dengue in Some Settings

Sep. 1, 2016 — The only approved vaccine for dengue may actually increase the incidence of dengue infections requiring hospitalization rather than preventing the disease if health officials aren't careful ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Scientists have revealed molecular differences between how the African and Asian strains of Zika virus infect neural progenitor cells. The results could provide insights into the Zika virus' ... read more

Size of Zika Epidemic May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

Aug. 31, 2016 — Official statistics may underestimate the size of the epidemic caused by Zika virus, new research suggests. Some cases of Zika may be misreported as dengue. Uncertainty about the statistics tends to ... read more

Warmer Climate Could Lower Dengue Risk

Aug. 10, 2016 — Health researchers predict that the transmission of dengue could decrease in a future warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to ... read more

Replacing Ill Workers With Healthy Ones Accelerates Some Epidemics

Aug. 1, 2016 — When disease outbreaks occur, people with essential roles -- healthcare workers, first responders, and teachers, for example -- are typically up close and personal with infected people. As these ... read more

Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Pose Threat to Travelers

July 28, 2016 — Mosquitoes in the Aedes family can transmit not only the Zika virus, but also dengue and chikungunya. Travelers visiting regions affected by these diseases should take steps to protect themselves, ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Zika virus, it is thought, can cause microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than usual. Additionally, it is associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a neurological disorder ... read more

Chasing Fire: Fever and Human Mobility in an Epidemic

July 19, 2016 — Disease ecologists working in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru, have quantified for the first time how a fever affects human mobility during the outbreak of a mosquito-borne ... read more

July 14, 2016 — The major symptom of severe dengue disease is leakage of blood plasma out of small blood vessels, which can lead to shock and death. A study now suggests that the dengue virus protein NS1 can disrupt ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has identified novel therapeutic monoclonal antibody candidates isolated from Zika-infected patients and new strategies for Zika virus diagnostics. A new article describes for ... read more

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