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Dengue (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are caused by one of four closely related, but antigenically distinct, virus serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4), of the genus Flavivirus. Infection with one of these serotypes provides immunity to only that serotype for life, so persons living in a dengue-endemic area can have more than one dengue infection during their lifetime. DF and DHF are primarily diseases of tropical and sub tropical areas, and the four different dengue serotypes are maintained in a cycle that involves humans and the Aedes mosquito. However, Aedes aegypti, a domestic, day-biting mosquito that prefers to feed on humans, is the most common Aedes species. Infections produce a spectrum of clinical illness ranging from a nonspecific viral syndrome to severe and fatal hemorrhagic disease. Important risk factors for DHF include the strain of the infecting virus, as well as the age, and especially the prior dengue infection history of the patient.
Research on flaviviruses could help in developing effective therapies for persistent infections

Research on flaviviruses could help in developing effective therapies for persistent infections

Genetically modified bacterial treatment approach reduces or eliminates sleeping sickness

Genetically modified bacterial treatment approach reduces or eliminates sleeping sickness

Researchers uncover how SARS coronavirus uses host cell to reproduce itself

Researchers uncover how SARS coronavirus uses host cell to reproduce itself

A*STAR's SIgN discovers new strategy to develop universal dengue vaccine

A*STAR's SIgN discovers new strategy to develop universal dengue vaccine

SIgN discovers strategy that cripples ability of dengue virus to escape host immune system

SIgN discovers strategy that cripples ability of dengue virus to escape host immune system

New research may influence development of anti-viral therapies to fight against Dengue

New research may influence development of anti-viral therapies to fight against Dengue

UC Riverside researchers develop easy-to-wear patch that makes humans invisible to mosquitoes

UC Riverside researchers develop easy-to-wear patch that makes humans invisible to mosquitoes

Novel therapeutic approach prevents dengue virus replication by artificial microRNAs

Novel therapeutic approach prevents dengue virus replication by artificial microRNAs

Discovery of new receptor could turn the tide against mosquitoes' growing advantage

Discovery of new receptor could turn the tide against mosquitoes' growing advantage

Researchers study existence of cross-protection between multiple strains of infectious disease

Researchers study existence of cross-protection between multiple strains of infectious disease

NanoViricides submits letter of intent to file Orphan Drug Application with EMA for DengueCide

NanoViricides submits letter of intent to file Orphan Drug Application with EMA for DengueCide

Ecology, evolution of infectious diseases to be highlighted at ESA's annual meeting

Ecology, evolution of infectious diseases to be highlighted at ESA's annual meeting

Moscamed introduces new programme to control dengue mosquitoes in Jacobina

Moscamed introduces new programme to control dengue mosquitoes in Jacobina

NanoViricides files Orphan Drug application with FDA for DengueCide

NanoViricides files Orphan Drug application with FDA for DengueCide

Researchers target possible new weapon in fight against malaria

Researchers target possible new weapon in fight against malaria

Mosquito repellent and human odour: an interview with Dr James Logan, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Mosquito repellent and human odour: an interview with Dr James Logan, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Research findings have implications for understanding how to slow spread of dengue virus

Research findings have implications for understanding how to slow spread of dengue virus

Study shows malaria transmission can be controlled by using bacteria

Study shows malaria transmission can be controlled by using bacteria

Collaborative research network to understand spread of infectious diseases

Collaborative research network to understand spread of infectious diseases

Forecasting outbreak of dengue fever with warning system

Forecasting outbreak of dengue fever with warning system