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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.
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

New data on T cells' protective role suggests need for new approach to dengue vaccine design

New data on T cells' protective role suggests need for new approach to dengue vaccine design

Australian, Singapore researchers join hands to combat disease-causing bugs

Australian, Singapore researchers join hands to combat disease-causing bugs

Rising temperature induces key changes in dengue virus

Rising temperature induces key changes in dengue virus

Scientists reveal new technique to introduce disease-blocking bacteria into mosquitoes

Scientists reveal new technique to introduce disease-blocking bacteria into mosquitoes

Research suggests number of dengue cases three times higher than current WHO estimate

Research suggests number of dengue cases three times higher than current WHO estimate

MIT researchers present novel approach to develop dengue therapy using mutated antibodies

MIT researchers present novel approach to develop dengue therapy using mutated antibodies

A*STAR's professor receives Szent-Gy-rgyi prize for groundbreaking cancer pill

A*STAR's professor receives Szent-Gy-rgyi prize for groundbreaking cancer pill

Antibodies neutralize mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus, researchers reveal

Antibodies neutralize mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus, researchers reveal

Study: Pradaxa drug may increase risk and severity of viral infections

Study: Pradaxa drug may increase risk and severity of viral infections

Scientists develop novel method to accurately predict dengue fever outbreaks

Scientists develop novel method to accurately predict dengue fever outbreaks

Fralin Life Science Institute researchers use TALENS to alter mosquito genome

Fralin Life Science Institute researchers use TALENS to alter mosquito genome

Sanford-Burnham enters into partnership to test furin for treatment of dengue fever

Sanford-Burnham enters into partnership to test furin for treatment of dengue fever

Significant link between defective viruses and increased rate of transmission of major disease

Significant link between defective viruses and increased rate of transmission of major disease

NanoViricides retires Series C Convertible Preferred Stock previously purchased by Seaside

NanoViricides retires Series C Convertible Preferred Stock previously purchased by Seaside

Inviragen to initiate second stage of DENVax Phase 2 study in dengue

Inviragen to initiate second stage of DENVax Phase 2 study in dengue

Dengue fever mosquitoes tap into domestic networks of humans, along with their bloodstreams

Dengue fever mosquitoes tap into domestic networks of humans, along with their bloodstreams