London: An initial trial of a dengue vaccine may pave way for possible treatment of the disease in near future. The results suggest it isn`t ideal, but scientists say the study is still encouraging news in the global fight against the disease known as "break-bone fever." There is currently no treatment or vaccine for dengue, which causes symptoms including fever, severe joint pain, headache and bleeding. The mosquito-borne disease infects up to 100 million people worldwide every year, mostly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The research "provides the first evidence we could actually develop an effective vaccine against dengue," said Orin Levine, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was not connected to the study, published online Tuesday by the journal Lancet.
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