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Dengue fever could soon be history

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:02

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

Brazil releases genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 04:10

Even as the vector-borne diseases (VBDs) have now become a global public health threat, Brazil has reportedly released the world’s largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat dengue.

`United effort needed against vector-borne diseases in South Asia`

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:03

Vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria still have a significant impact on the socio-economic status of countries in south Asia, the WHO said Thursday, calling for a united effort against them.

Vector-borne diseases should be prevented: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 23:06

WHO said that vector-borne diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis could be eradicated through preventive measures and more financial commitment for campaigns against the diseases

Campaign to raise awareness about dengue launched

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:47

A nationwide campaign was launched Tuesday to raise awareness about dengue and control its rising incidence across India.

How dengue virus enters cells found

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:27

Scientists have unveiled the mechanism behind how dengue enters cells of our immune system, a finding that could help develop vaccine for the deadly virus.

Protein breakthrough brings dengue and West Nile drugs closer to reality

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:47

A team of scientists has found an important aspect of how both the dengue virus and West Nile virus replicate in their host cells and how they manipulate the immune system as they spread, thus taking a step towards control of health investigation.

Dengue cases in the capital reach 5,462

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 00:25

The number of dengue cases in the capital has reached 5,462, a municipal health officer said Monday.

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