Could Homeopathy Become An Alternative Therapy In Dengue Fever? An example Of 10 Case Studies.

Conclusions:A need for further, larger studies is indicated by this evidence, to precisely define the role of homeopathy in treating dengue fever. This study also emphasises the importance of individualised treatment during an epidemic for favourable results with homeopathy. Abbreviations:DF: dengue fever, NS1: non-structural protein 1 antigen, IgG: immunoglobulin G, IgM: immunoglobulin M, +ve: positive, -ve: negative, WBC: white blood cells, RBC: red blood cells, ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate. PMID: 29696069 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

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Abstract Zika virus (ZIKV) is a re-emerged human pathogen, belonging to a super serogroup with dengue virus. Infection of ZIKV can lead to severe congenital symptoms, such as microcephaly, in newborns and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. To date, no prophylactics and therapeutics are available. Flavivirus envelope (E) protein represents the major target for neutralizing antibodies, while antibody response is the key correlate of protection against ZIKV infection. A panel of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were found to neutralize ZIKV infection and some of them exhibited strong potential as antivirals. In th...
Source: Sub-Cellular Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Subcell Biochem Source Type: research
Zika virus (ZIKV) had spread rapidly in the past few years in southern hemisphere where dengue virus (DENV) had caused epidemic problems for over half a century. The high degree of cross-reactivity of Envelope...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ang Yuantao Hao The majority of dengue virus infections are asymptomatic, which could potentially facilitate the transmission of dengue fever and increase the percentage of sever dengue fever manifestations. This cross-sectional study explored the sero-prevalence of dengue virus infection in Guangzhou to clarify the infection spectrum. In total, 2085 serum samples were collected from residents of 34 communities. All samples were selected from a 200,000-sample database holding serum collected from community residents living in Liwan and Yuexiu districts of Guangzhou between September 2013 and August 2015, and 17 to 28...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In conclusion, high costs and severe health deterioration, especially in psychological dimensions, were found in patients with DF in Vietnam. Strengthening primary health care services and communication campaigns are necessary to relieve the burden of diseases and could possibly contribute to effective DF control and prevention strategies.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) have a global distribution and are the primary vector of a number of mosquito-borne viruses responsible for epidemics throughout the Americas. As in much of South America, the threat from pathogens including dengue virus (DENV; Flaviviridae, Flavivirus) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV; Togaviridae, Alphavirus) has increased in Argentina in recent years. The complexity of transmission cycles makes predicting the occurrence and intensity of arbovirus outbreaks difficult. To gain a better understanding of the risk of DENV and CHIKV in Argentina and the factors influencing...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Authors: Hernandez-Morales I, Van Loock M Abstract Dengue is the most important mosquito-borne viral disease in the world, representing a major unmet medical need and a growing public health concern. The disease imposes a heavy burden to the affected individuals, to the health care systems, and to the economies of endemic countries. Vector control is the most widespread tool to curb dengue epidemics, but has been insufficient. Therefore, additional means such as vaccines and antivirals are required to aid in a coordinated response. The discovery and development of small molecule dengue virus inhibitors as a tool to...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Tay MYF, Vasudevan SG Abstract Dengue virus (DENV) replication occurs in virus-induced vesicles that contain the replication complex (RC) where viral RNA, viral proteins and host proteins participate in RNA-RNA, RNA-protein and protein-protein interactions to ensure viral genome synthesis. However, the details of the multitude of interactions involved in the biogenesis of the infectious virion are not fully understood. In this review, we will focus on the interaction between non-structural (NS) proteins NS3 and NS5, as well as their interactions with viral RNA and briefly also the interaction of NS5 with t...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
In conclusion, the old literature on arboviruses in Mozambique is relevant for assessing the gaps and current risk of occurrence of these pathogens at the region, particularly in a time in which they are spreading worldwide. PMID: 29845522 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Young PR Abstract Arboviruses are a diverse group of vector-borne viruses, many of whose members are the cause of significant human morbidity and mortality. Over the last 30 years, the emergence and/or resurgence of arboviruses have posed a considerable global health threat. The ongoing geographical expansion of the dengue viruses (DENV), along with the explosive outbreaks of West Nile virus (WNV), Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and more recently, Zika virus (ZIKV) have all served as reminders that new epidemics may emerge at any time from this diversity. A clearer understanding of what mechanisms drive th...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: Epidemics - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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