Dengue During Pregnancy and Congenital Neurologic Anomalies Dengue During Pregnancy and Congenital Neurologic Anomalies
Is dengue virus infection during pregnancy associated with neurologic malformations in infants?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinical trials on Ayurvedic medicine against dengue underway: Shripad Naik
Rajesh Kotecha, secretary of AYUSH ministry, said the medicine is expected to be ready after multilevel trials in the next couple of years. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Senegal:Outbreak of 'Dengue' in Neighbouring Senegal How Prepared Is the Gambia?
[Foroyaa] Information coming from the sister Republic of Senegal, report an outbreak of 'Dengue', a viral disease spread by mosquitoes. The outbreak is said to have been first reported in late September in the Fatick region of Senegal, but this has since spread to the rest of that country. Latest reports indicate that tens of cases have been reported in the Fatick, Diourbel, Saint Louis and Louga Regions of Senegal, and the Government of President Maki Sall, has embarked on a vigorous fumigation campaign aimed at el (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Novel Dengue Vaccines Show Promise
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new insights on paradoxical Dengvaxia effect (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

FDA Grants Priority Review for Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine Candidate
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a Biologics License Application for Sanofi Pasteur's dengue vaccine. The dengue vaccine candidate has been granted priority... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - October 30, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dengue claimed 80 lives, affected 40,000 people till September '18: Health ministry
Dengue has claimed the lives of over 80 people and affected around 40,000 people across the country till September this year, the Union Health Ministry has said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU Panel Recommends Marketing Authorization for Dengue Vaccine EU Panel Recommends Marketing Authorization for Dengue Vaccine
The EMA CHMP has recommended marketing authorization for a dengue tetravalent vaccine against dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Sanofi dengue vax gets EMA ok, despite Philippines scandal
Sanofi's dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, has been recommended for approval in Europe by the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa:Using a Smartphone to Test for HIV, Flu, Dengue Fever
[East African] Scientists have developed an affordable, quick test for a number of common infectious diseases including HIV, flu and dengue fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine
Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify new approach for controlling dengue fever and Zika virus
(University of California - Riverside) To be able to reproduce and become effective disease carriers, mosquitoes must first attain optimal body size and nutritional status. A pair of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have succeeded in using CRISPR-Cas9, a powerful tool for altering DNA sequences and modifying gene function, to decrease mosquito body size, moving the research one step closer to eliminating mosquitoes that carry dengue fever and Zika virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chikungunya – Sudan
On 31 May 2018, the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) of the Red Sea State in Sudan reported four suspected cases of chikungunya fever from Swakin locality, in Red Sea State. Among the signs and symptoms were sudden onset of fever, headache, joint pain and swelling, muscle pain and/or inability to walk. The first suspected case of chikungunya in the neighboring Kassala State was reported on 8 August 2018, in a male travelling from the Red Sea State. Since then cases have been reported in three localities of the State (Kassala, West Kassala and Rural Kassala). On 10 August, among 24 collected blood samples, 22 samples tested ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Dramatic drop in public confidence after Philippines dengue vaccine controversy
(Taylor& Francis Group) The Philippines' highly politicised response to newly-reported risks of a dengue vaccine led to a dramatic drop in public trust in vaccines overall, according to new research published in Human Vaccines& Immunotherapeutics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Summer 2020 Olympics in Tokyo may be hit by deadly dengue fever
Researchers from Harvard have raised concerns following the unexpected dengue outbreak in Japan's capital city in 2014. This shows Tokyo has the climate and mosquitoes for the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing a dengue outbreak at the 2020 Summer Olympics
(PLOS) In 2014, a dengue outbreak unexpectedly occurred in Tokyo. What does that mean for the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics being held in the city? Researchers report this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that new controls and frameworks are recommended to detect dengue and other infectious diseases and help prevent their spread during the summer games. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NUS researchers invent new test kit for quick, accurate and low-cost screening of diseases
(National University of Singapore) A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of nucleic acids) can be designed to detect a wide range of diseases - from emerging infectious diseases (e.g. Zika and Ebola) and high-prevalence infections (e.g. hepatitis, dengue, and malaria) to various types of cancers and genetic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Global Warming Threatens Europe ’ s Public Health
Parched olive groves in northern Croatia, where West Nile Virus has already claimed one victim this year. West Nile Virus infections have sharply increased in Europe this year, the World Health Organisation says, largely due to a longer transmission season in the region which this year saw high temperatures and extended rainy spells followed by dry weather, helping mosquito breeding and propagation. Credit: Ed Holt/IPSBy Ed HoltVIENNA, Sep 13 2018 (IPS)Climate change and health experts are warning of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases sp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Europe Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Health and Environment Source Type: news

Mosquito Threat Spurs New Ways to Tackle Old Pest
Scientists are working to infect mosquitoes with bacteria that keep them from spreading dengue fever, a sometimes deadly virus that’s reaching beyond its typical tropical range. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urea Wash ELISA to Distinguish Zika and Dengue Virus Urea Wash ELISA to Distinguish Zika and Dengue Virus
Is this method of serologic testing an effective means of distinguishing Zika virus from dengue virus infections?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Europe facing growing threat of killer tropical diseases such as Zika, dengue fever and  encephalitis
Researchers predict a potential boom in the numbers of Zika, encephalitis, dengue fever and Chikungunya cases as high temperatures and global travel create the perfect storm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers look at 2 traditional South American plants to naturally treat dengue
(Natural News) A joint research effort by scientists from different Colombian universities investigated two common South American plants for potential antiviral properties. They found that the extract from the seeds of the mammee and the white milkwood could serve as a natural means of treating dengue fever and chikungunya fever. The two diseases are caused by different... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New, Natural Pesticides Effective Against Mosquitoes: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 -- A new class of natural-based mosquito repellents appears to be effective, researchers report. Each year, nearly 700 million people worldwide contract mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, West Nile, Zika and dengue... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Serum Institute to launch dengue vaccine in South America next year
Scientific details of the vaccines remained unclear. However, the vaccine maker said it will begin registrations for the vaccine soon. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Serum Institute to launch Dengue Monoclonal in India in next two years
Scientific details of the vaccines remained unclear. However, the vaccine maker said it will begin registrations for the vaccine soon. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH begins clinical trial of live, attenuated Zika vaccine
Combination Zika-Dengue vaccine planned. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zika Likes it Warmer than Dengue: Study
Climate change may open up new habitats suitable for the virus's spread. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Somalia:How Poor Health in Somalia Hurts Mandera Locals
[Shabelle] Mandera is prone to outbreaks of chikungunya, cholera, dengue fever and polio because of proximity to Somalia and the nomadic lifestyle of residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mechanism that affects multiplication of dengue virus lineage is discovered
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study aiming at the development of a dengue vaccine shows that the prevalence of a virus lineage upon the other does not rely on the highest replication rate: it is rather based on the virus' ability in triggering weaker activation of the patient's immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Avoid Mosquito Bites
-- Mosquito bites may be more than just an itchy annoyance -- they also can transmit deadly germs that cause diseases such as Zika, West Nile or dengue, the U.S. National Institutes of Health warns. Mosquito-borne illnesses kill about 725,000 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A sterile line of Aedes aegypti is developed to fight off arbovirosis
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In Brazil, male specimens with defective sperm are created in lab; manufacturing the transgenic mosquito in large scale could integrate coordinated strategies to control dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Invasive crayfish lead to more mosquitoes and risk of disease in Southern California
Invasive red swamp crayfish are a serious problem in the Santa Monica Mountains and other parts of Southern California. They devastate native wildlife, including threatened species such as the California red-legged frog, throwing off the natural balance of ecosystems.They also pose a threat to people, according toa new paper in the journal Conservation Biology. The study is based on field research in the Santa Monica Mountains and lab experiments at UCLA  La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science.Mosquitos are notorious vectors that spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and West Nile virus. In the mountains,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mosquito Wars - A Big Win In Australia Brings Hopeful News For Southern U.S.
Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes have shown to be effective in reducing dengue in Australia. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Deadly dengue fever has been wiped across an entire a city due to anti-virus mosquitoes
Dengue fever has been wiped out of Townsville, Australia after anti-virus mosquitoes were released in 2014. No cases of the infection have been recorded since in the Queensland city. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal dengue immunity protects against fetal damage in mice following Zika infection
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) A mother's prior dengue immunity protects her unborn baby from devastating brain effects associated with Zika virus infection. These findings could guide development of more effective flavivirus vaccines and hint at what types of immune responses are maximally protective against fetal brain damage after Zika invasion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dengue fever outbreak stopped by special mosquitoes
An Australian city has been successfully protected from the mosquito-borne disease, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dengue fever outbreak halted by release of special mosquitoes
Insects unable to transmit viruses halted disease in Australian city – now scientists hope same technique could help tackle Zika and malariaThe first large-scale deployment of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria, which makes them unable to transmit viruses, has stopped all outbreaks of dengue fever in a city in northern Australia for the last four years.The success of the project in Townsville, Queensland, will encourage hopes that Wolbachia can provide a knockout blow against the Zika virus in Brazil as well, where the mosquitoes have been introduced into the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Until now, the technol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Health editor Tags: Health Medical research Global health Australia news Zika virus Malaria Global development Science Society World news Source Type: news

A new climate model can predict dengue outbreaks in the Caribbean region
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) The risk of outbreaks is highest after a period of drought followed by intense rainfall several months later (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study explores risk factors linked to chikungunya and dengue outbreaks
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers analyzed chikungunya and dengue outbreak data from 76 countries over a period of 50 years, focusing on regions across the Indian Ocean. The analysis of 1959-2009 data revealed that population density and proximity to a country already experiencing an outbreak were the factors most closely associated with a country's own likelihood of experiencing an outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two South American plants evaluated by scientists, found to have powerful antiviral effects
(Natural News) Colombian researchers studied the bioactive compounds found in the mammee (Mammea americana) and the white milkwood (Tabernaemontana cymosa) for their effects on the dengue virus and chikungunya virus. They reported that extracts from the South American plants exerted powerful antiviral effects. They published their findings in the scientific journal BMC Complementary and Alternative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purdue startup developing device that detects mosquito-borne diseases
(Purdue University) A startup created by Purdue University professors is developing a sensor that can detect dangerous mosquito-borne tropical diseases faster and at a lower cost than current methods, giving health officials time to take action before the viruses are transmitted to humans.SMK Diagnostics has created biosensor technology to identify and monitor diseases such as Zika, which set off a global health crisis in 2015 and 2016, and dengue, which causes about 22,000 deaths a year worldwide, mostly among children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New insights on mosquitoes that spread disease
(Wiley) The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is a highly invasive species and a vector of multiple pathogens including various viruses, such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika. A new Medical and Veterinary Entomology study that evaluated the relationship between the mosquito's presence and habitat variables at a small scale provides important information for planning effective prevention and control campaigns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccine maker PaxVax tackles the unmet need posed by chikungunya virus
Transmitted by the same mosquitoes that spread Zika virus and dengue fever, the chikungunya virus is named for an African word meaning “to become contorted.” People infected with the alphavirus are afflicted with lasting joint pain that causes their backs to hunch over, according to the World Health Organization. The virus, which has cropped up in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, has no vaccine. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends that people traveling to countries with chikungunya virus use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants. But Nima Farzan thinks a v...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Pharmaceuticals National Institutes of Health (NIH) paxvax Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Papaya leaf juice is good for your blood; the drink can remedy anemia and fight off dengue fever
(Natural News) Although the papaya is more famous for its delicious and refreshing fruit, one should not ignore its leaves. Repeated tests in India have proven the benefits of papaya leaf juice in boosting platelet count, indicating its potential as a treatment for certain blood conditions. In 2009, the Asian Institute of Science and Technology... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A collaborative development of a dengue vaccine candidate successful in preclinical study
(Institut Pasteur) In-Cell-Art (ICA), a biotechnology company specialized in nanocarrier technologies, BioNet-Asia (BNA), an innovative vaccine developer, and the research team led by Dr. Anavaj Sakuntabhai at the Functional Genetics of Infectious Diseases Unit, Institut Pasteur Paris France, (GFMI-IP), announce today the promising development of Nanotaxi ® formulated DNA vaccine to induce strong immune response against dengue virus, after successful preclinical study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A collaborative development of a dengue vaccine candidate
(Institut Pasteur) In-Cell-Art (ICA), a biotechnology company specialized in nanocarrier technologies, BioNet-Asia (BNA), an innovative vaccine developer, and the research team led by Dr. Anavaj Sakuntabhai at the Functional Genetics of Infectious Diseases Unit, Institut Pasteur Paris France, (GFMI-IP), announce today the promising development of Nanotaxi ® formulated DNA vaccine to induce strong immune response against dengue virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study Confirms Higher Risk of Dengue in Kids Who Got Sanofi Vaccine Study Confirms Higher Risk of Dengue in Kids Who Got Sanofi Vaccine
An analysis of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Study confirms higher risk of dengue in kids who got Sanofi vaccine
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dengue Vax Ups Hospitalization Risk in Unexposed Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Findings could affect implementation of dengue vaccination programs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news