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First Dengue vaccine shows moderate improvement in phase 3 trial

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 13:03

The first dengue vaccine candidate (CYD-TDV) has shown moderate protection (56 percent) against the disease in Asian children in phase 3 clinical testing, according to a new research.

NDMC challans AIIMS for not taking dengue preventive measures

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:15

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital here has been challaned by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for failing to take preventive measures to check breeding of mosquitoes.

Researchers differentiate yellow fever, malaria mosquitoes by gene mapping

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:47

The Virginia Tech entomologists have created a chromosome map that can help distinguish between yellow fever and malaria mosquitoes in order to prevent the disease.

Dengue-like chikungunya virus reported in El Salvador

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 04:20

Salvadoran health authorities have confirmed that a dengue-like disease that has been spreading across the Caribbean has now appeared in the Central-American country.

Delhi records first two dengue cases in 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:11

The national capital has registered its first two cases of dengue this year, municipal official said Tuesday.

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.

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