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Researchers develop the first climate-based model to predict Dengue fever outbreaks

CORAL GABLES, FL (June 5, 2009)--Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are the most important vector-borne viral diseases in the World. Around 50-100 million cases appear each year putting 2.5 billion people at risk of suffering this debilitating and sometimes fatal disease. Dengue ...

Prospero Group (PRPG) and Fincor (FINC) Made a Share Transfer and Enter the Market with ACTRx a New Malaria and Dengue Fever Treatment

NEW YORK and NASSAU, The Bahamas, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Prospero Group (PRPG) invested into the Private Placement Plan of Fincor (FINC) through a 1:1 share split. Prospero Group a leading company in the field of Water Technologies enlarges thru Fincor its portfolio with the new ACTRx...

New test may help to ensure that dengue vaccines do no harm

As vaccines against a virus that infects 100 million people annually reach late-stage clinical trials this year, researchers have developed a test to better predict whether a given vaccine candidate should protect patients from the infection, or in some cases, make it more dangerous, according to ...

Mosquito mating mechanism could lead to new attack on dengue and yellow fever

Cornell researchers have identified a mating mechanism that possibly could be adapted to prevent female mosquitoes from spreading the viruses that cause dengue fever, second only to malaria as the most virulent mosquito-borne disease in the tropical world. Specifically, they have discovered 63 ...

Biologists Discover How Dengue Virus Matures

Finding may aid efforts to treat other infections THURSDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- The way dengue virus matures and becomes infectious has been determined by biologists at Purdue University in Indiana. The dengue virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, infects more than 50 mill...

Sanofi Pasteur Presents Positive Results of Tetravalent Dengue Candidate Vaccine

LYON, France, November 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, announced today positive results in the development of a vaccine for the global prevention of dengue fever, one of the most widespread tropical diseases. The results are being pres...

Substantial costs and underreporting of dengue fever, concerns about blood supply face US

Dengue fever, known as breakbone fever because of the excruciating back and joint pain that accompanies this infectious disease, is a growing public health threat for people living in tropical countries, as well as travelers to destinations such as Thailand, Brazil and Puerto Rico, according to re...

Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level

Dengue cases in affluent Singapore have reached 'epidemic' levels for the second time in the past month, health ministry data monitored Tuesday said. The Ministry of Health said 381 cases were reported between June 24 and 30, above the 'epidemic threshold' of 378 cases per week. De...

Drug Firm on the Threshold of Developing Dengue Vaccine

A giant pharmaceutical firm is close to developing the world's first vaccine against dengue fever as Singapore and neighbouring countries battle outbreaks, a news report said Friday. Clinical tests on up to 3,000 people will begin by early next year in Thailand, said Jean Stephenne, GlaxoS...

30 Dead as Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits Myanmar: Report

Dengue fever killed 30 people in Myanmar in the first six months of the year, local media said Monday, making it the latest country in the region to experience a surge in the mosquito-borne disease. Than Winn, a senior Myanmar health ministry official, told the weekly Myanmar Times newspap...

Singapore Dengue Fever Cases Hit Year's Peak

Dengue fever cases in affluent Singapore have surged to their highest level this year and remain at epidemic levels, official figures showed Tuesday . Health ministry figures showed 432 people were infected last week, the second week in a row that the number of cases exceeded the ministry's...

China to Make Cuban Dengue Mosquito Killer

China will mass-produce a Cuban pesticide effective against dengue-carrying mosquitos, Cuba's foreign ministry said Sunday . Cuban scientists developed and patented Bactivec, a biolarvicide which kills larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the dengue vector, the ministry statement said. ...

Scientists Map Genome Sequence Dengue Mosquito

Scientists have completed the first draft of the genome sequence of Aedes aegypti mosquito, thereby moving one step further towards the development of new strategies to prevent and control yellow fever and dengue fever. The genome sequencing was done by researchers from 24 universities an...

Figures of Dengue In Singapore On The Rise

According to official statistics from Singapore, the tropical city-state saw a nearly 50 percent jump in dengue infections in the first trimester of this year compared to the same period in 2006. Dengue cases reported from the start of January to May 12 rose to 1,488, an increase from 9...

Four-way Dengue Vaccine a 'success', Say Scientists

Researchers in the United States have developed a method that could lead to a single vaccine against all four types of the dengue// virus. The dengue virus causes dengue hemorrhagic fever, shock and encephalitis. The four types of virus are all sufficiently different that individuals vaccinat...

Vietnam may Face Dengue Fever Outbreak: Ministry

Dengue fever is likely to resurface in Vietnam in April if the burgeoning number of mosquitoes isn’t curbed, the Ministry of Health has warned.// In a note sent recently to 64 provinces and cities, the ministry warned that Vietnam’s mosquito population – distributor of dengue fever – has inc...

Cases of Dengue Fever Rise Sharply in Paraguay

A total of 654 new cases of dengue fever were reported across Paraguay in the last 24 hours, much higher than an average of 400 new //cases a day last week, Paraguay's health authorities said on Wednesday. Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte Frutos has not yet declared the epidemic to be a hea...

PAHO Urges Readiness for Dengue Outbreaks in 2007

Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are working with health authorities in Paraguay to help control// an outbreak of dengue fever that has affected a// number of communities throughout the nation and has raised concerns among neighboring countries in South America. PAHO o...

Singapore to Offer Dengue Prevention Training to WHO Member Countries

Singapore's method of dealing with dengue is being held up as an example of what other countries should do to tackle the// problem. Following a three-day meeting of a group of World Health Organisation members, an international framework was formalised. A roadmap for 2007 was laid out...

Singapore Reports Fewer Dengue Cases in 2006

About 3,100 dengue cases were reported in Singapore last year, dropping significantly from the previous year's number of 14,200//, according to a Channel NewsAsia report on Wednesday. The number of homes found to be breeding mosquitoes dropped to just 18 in every 10,000 homes last year, comp...

13,000 Cases of Dengue Found in Brazil in January

At least 13,000 cases of dengue fever, including two fatal hemorrhagic dengue, have been reported in the southern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul in January, official// news agency "Brasil" said on Wednesday. Health Minister Agenor Alvares described this figure as very high, nearly match...

Outbreak of New Dengue Strain Feared in Malaysia

A rise in the number of dengue cases in eastern Malaysia has raised fears of an outbreak of a new strain of the viral disease that has affected dozens of children//. A possible outbreak of dengue fever has been detected in Kuantan in Pahang state with at least two-dozen cases reported so far this m...

Europeans Developing First-Ever Dengue Fever Vaccine

Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. Symptoms can be mild with patients //never knowing they have been infected. However, in more unfortunate cases, Dengue fever can lead to haemorrhagic tendency triggering the often-fatal Dengue Shock Syndrome. Because some...

Hemorrhagic Dengue Alert in Paraguay

Asuncion, Jan 16, Prensa Latina Faced with the spreading of hemorrhage dengue throughout Paraguay, the Public Health Ministry declared a national //epidemiologic alert, the ABC Digital newspaper reported on Tuesday. "We are having more complicated cases and a possible epidemic that could caus...

Mosquito-borne Dengue Disease on the Rise in Five Malaysian States

Kuala Lumpur: Five Malaysian states have registered a leap in the number of dengue fever cases in the first week of the year, with authorities fearing that the mosquito-borne// disease could further spread due to the rainy season, reports said Wednesday. The north-eastern state of Kelantan r...

First Imported Dengue Fever Case Reported

The first imported Dengue Fever Case of this year has been confirmed. The Centre for Health Protection has confirmed this, involving 31-year old Tuen Mun woman//, who traveled to Malaysia during 24 – 31 December 2006. It is being reported that she came down with fever, headache, a rash, and...

Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative and Hawaii Biotech Partner Against Dengue Fever

The Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative (PDVI), a program of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), and Hawaii Biotech // , announced today their partnership to help develop and make a Dengue vaccine widely available for the global prevention of Dengue fever, the second most widespread tropical...

First Dengue Death in Ranchi

Considered safe from dengue so far, Ranchi registered its first death from the mosquito-borne disease.// Rabindra Singh, a public relations officer of the Central Mines Planning and Development Ltd (CMPDIL), a Coal India Ltd (CIL) undertaking, died of dengue Sunday night. He was admitted to t...

4,000 suspected dengue cases in Pakistan

A total of 4,098 patients with symptoms similar to those of dengue fever had been admitted to different hospitals across Pakistan// till Saturday, said a press release issued by the health ministry. The total number of patients declared positive for dengue virus across the country now stands ...

Pakistani health officials warned not to divulge dengue statistics

The Pakistani government has strictly warned health officials in Islamabad not to issue statements or distribute information regarding the thirty five deaths// following viral dengue fever in various parts of Pakistan.. Anonymous sources from the department of Health divulged to media that...

Over 3,000 Dengue Cases Suspected In Pakistan

Over 3,000 people with symptoms similar to the mosquito-borne dengue fever are admitted in different hospitals of Pakistan, the health ministry said Monday. // The number of patients with dengue-like symptoms stood at 3,230 Monday evening whereas 1,113 people have been declared positive for t...

Current Dengue and Chikungunya Status in India

In a press release the Ministry of Health has indicated the current situation with both these viral infections in India. In its update on Dengue// the Ministry has confirmed reports of 9453 cases and 157 deaths as a whole including Delhi as on 04.11.2006 upto 12 .30 hrs. In Delhi and NCR - ...

Ramadoss Blames State Governments for High Dengue Toll

Claiming not to shirk his responsibilities, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has blamed the state governments for the spread of dengue//, which has so far taken toll of over 130 lives across the country. In an interview with Karan Thapar for the CNN-IBN programme Devil's Advocate to be teleca...

Despite One More Death, Dengue Cases Continue to Fall in India

One person died of dengue in the capital Thursday taking the death toll in India due to the mosquito-borne disease to 130 even though there was a considerable// fall in the number of fresh cases. The number of cases has drastically fallen in the past two days with only 74 cases being reported...

13-Year-Old Boy Is Latest Dengue Victim; Delhi Toll 47

A 13-year-old boy died of dengue fever here Wednesday, taking the toll from mosquito-borne disease to 47 in the Indian capital//, even as officials maintained that the number of cases had dropped considerably. Ashish, a resident of Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh, died at the All India Institute of Me...

Orissa Confirms First Dengue Case

Bhubaneswar: A hospital here confirmed the first case of the mosquito-borne dengue virus in the state with a patient testing positive for the disease, a doctor said Monday.// "A 30-year-old man was admitted to Kalinga Hospital here Friday with high fever and headache," Paresh Kumar Jena, con...

Diwali lights put Dengue in the dark

The state of Dengue in the capital has neither improved nor deteriorated. There are 89 new cases, 2 deaths and over 1800 still hospitalized. For over a week, the number of dengue cases at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) // has been about 175. The number of viral fever cases ...

One More Victim Succumbs to Dengue in Delhi

Dengue fever claimed yet another life, taking the death toll in the capital to 33 Tuesday, as more patients continued to pour into city hospitals// with the mosquito-borne viral disease showing no signs of abating. The total number of dengue patients is now 1,631, with 83 new patients admitted...

Mounting Pressure of Dengue in Delhi Hospitals

Many hospitals in Delhi appear to be crumbling under the mounting pressure of dengue. Safdarjung Hospital reported a severe shortage of blood platelets// with several patients being referred to AIIMS and the Red Cross. The situation has reached a stage wherein many patients are given platelets only...

Uttar Pradesh Dengue Figure Rises to 435

The dengue virus continued its spread across Uttar Pradesh with 44 new cases, taking the total to 435, while the chikungunya viral disease started showing up// in many areas Monday. Though the death toll from dengue stands at 11, the state recorded 44 new cases since Saturday. The spread of th...
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