Dengue Fever News
June 17, 2019

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More Than a Living Syringe: Mosquito Saliva Alone Triggers Unexpected Immune Response

Mosquito saliva alone can trigger an unexpected variety of immune responses in an animal model of the human immune ... read more

Antibody Protects Against Zika and Dengue, Mouse Study Shows

The same countries hard hit by Zika virus -- which can cause brain damage in babies infected before birth -- are also home to dengue virus. Researchers now report that they have found an antibody ... read more

Pre-Existing Immunity to Dengue Virus Shapes Zika-Specific T Cell Response

Although Zika and dengue are considered different virus “species,” they are so closely related that the immune system treats Zika just like another version of dengue, report researchers. Their ... read more

Zika Antibodies from Infected Patient Thwart Infection in Mice

Researchers have identified neutralizing antibodies against Zika virus from an infected patient that fully protected mice from infection, adding to the current arsenal of antibodies in development ... read more
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Mosquito Control Program Reduces Dengue, Costs in Sri Lanka

A public health, police, and military partnership to reduce the mosquito population in Sri Lanka resulted in a more than 50% reduction in dengue, as well as cost savings, finds a new ... read more

How the Dengue Virus Replicates in Infected Cells

The nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) of the dengue virus interacts with another viral protein called NS4A-2K-4B to enable viral replication, according to a new ... read more

Mother's Dengue Immunity Worsens Baby's Response to Zika

New research uncovers previously unknown mechanism behind why some, but not all, Zika virus infections during pregnancy lead to fetal brain ... read more

Dengue Immunity May Be Protective Against Symptomatic Zika

Children with a history of prior dengue virus infection had a significantly lower risk of being symptomatic when infected by Zika virus, according to a new study in Nicaragua of more than 3,000 ... read more

Where Will the World's Next Zika, West Nile or Dengue Virus Come From?

Scientists have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. They created a global flavivirus hotspot map from their ... read more

Mothers Infected by Dengue May Have Babies With Higher Risk of Severe Zika, and Vice Versa

Two new studies provide evidence that previous Dengue infection in pregnant mothers may lead to increased severity of Zika in babies, and that previous Zika infection in mice mothers may increase ... read more

Preventing a Dengue Outbreak at the 2020 Summer Olympics

New controls and frameworks are recommended to detect dengue and other infectious diseases and help prevent their spread during the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics being held in Tokyo, ... read more

CRISPR Screen Identifies Gene That Helps Cells Resist West Nile, Zika Viruses

Researchers now report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist flavivirus ... read more

Maternal Dengue Immunity Protects Against Fetal Damage in Mice Following Zika Infection

A mother's prior dengue immunity protects her unborn baby from devastating brain effects associated with Zika virus infection, a new study suggests. These findings could guide development of ... read more

A New Climate Model Can Predict Dengue Outbreaks in the Caribbean Region

The risk of outbreaks is highest after a period of drought followed by intense rainfall several months ... read more

Risk Factors Linked to Chikungunya and Dengue Outbreaks

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 ... read more

Natural Lipid Acts as Potent Anti-Inflammatory

Researchers have identified a naturally occurring lipid -- a waxy, fatty acid -- used by a disease-causing bacterium to impair the host immune response and increase the chance of infection. ... read more

Impact of Dengue Virus on Ethiopia

Dengue, a mosquito-borne RNA virus, is one of the most serious and rapidly spreading arboviral diseases in the world. Now, researchers have provided the first baseline data on the prevalence and risk ... read more

Limiting Global Warming Could Avoid Millions of Dengue Fever Cases

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C could avoid around 3.3 million cases of dengue fever per year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone -- according to new research. A new report reveals that ... read more

Dengue: Investigating Antibodies to Identify at-Risk Individuals

Using an original mathematical and statistical analysis method, scientists analyzed a Thai cohort in order to help identify individuals at risk of infection. By modeling changes in antibody levels ... read more

Researchers Discover How Body Temperature Wrecks Potential Dengue, Zika Vaccine

A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. But creating such a vaccine has proven difficult ... read more

Dengue 'Hot Spots' Provide Map to Chikungunya and Zika Outbreaks

Identifying dengue fever 'hot spots' can provide a predictive map for outbreaks of chikungunya and Zika -- two other viral diseases that, along with dengue, are spread by the Aedes aegypti ... read more

Dengue Virus Transmission Dominated by Those With Undetected Infection

A new study estimates that more than 80 percent of dengue virus infections are attributable to individuals with mild to no symptoms who do not seek treatment from a ... read more

Dengue Fever Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke

A new study has found that people with dengue fever have a higher risk of stroke, especially in the first 2 months following ... read more

New Insights Into How a Virus-Blocking Bacterium Operates in Mosquitoes

New research reveals details of the mechanism by which the bacterium Wolbachia blocks viruses in mosquito cells, suggesting that it reduces viral replication inside cells and that rapid degradation ... read more

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