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Dengue fever vaccine finally in sight, after 70 years

Dengue fever vaccine finally in sight, after 70 years | Dengue Fever | Scoop.it

One of the grimmest legacies of the war in the Pacific is still being fought 70 years on, but a victory over dengue, the intensely painful "breakbone fever" which that conflict helped spread around the world, may be in sight.The U.S. Army, which like its Japanese enemy lost thousands of men to the mosquito-borne disease in the 1940s, has piled resources into defeating the tropical killer. But it may be about to see the battle to develop the first vaccine won not in the United States but by French drug company Sanofi.

 

The Paris-based firm hopes for positive results in September from a key trial among children in Thailand that would set it on course to market a shot in 2015 which would prevent an estimated 100 million cases of dengue infection each year. Of 20,000 annual deaths, many are of children.


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Researchers Use Game to Change How Scientists Study Disease Outbreaks - Infection Control Today

Researchers Use Game to Change How Scientists Study Disease Outbreaks - Infection Control Today | Dengue Fever | Scoop.it
Researchers Use Game to Change How Scientists Study Disease OutbreaksInfection Control TodayIt may seem like a game of tag, but it's an innovative tool for teaching the fundamentals of epidemiology, the science of how infectious diseases move...
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Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Guide to Diseases, Causative Agents, and Surveillance (Public Health/Epidemiology and Biostatistics) | The Lyme Disease Blog

Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Guide to Diseases, Causative Agents, and Surveillance (Public Health/Epidemiology and Biostatistics) | The Lyme Disease Blog | Dengue Fever | Scoop.it
#lyme: Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Guide to Diseases, Causative Agents, and Surveillance (Public...
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How Pandemics Spread

In our increasingly globalized world, a single infected person can board a plane and spread a virus across continents. Mark Honigsbaum describes the history ... (Our 7th graders are currently studying Global Infectious Diseases.
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