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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.
OVC research may help improve cancer treatment

OVC research may help improve cancer treatment

Scientists use machine learning to interpret mosquito genome

Scientists use machine learning to interpret mosquito genome

Telephone-based disease surveillance system can forecast dengue fever outbreaks

Telephone-based disease surveillance system can forecast dengue fever outbreaks

Pre-existing dengue antibodies can intensify Zika virus infection

Pre-existing dengue antibodies can intensify Zika virus infection

Tackling Zika: are insect repellents the answer? An interview with Bruno Jactel

Tackling Zika: are insect repellents the answer? An interview with Bruno Jactel

Warming temperatures may increase risk for dengue outbreaks in Europe

Warming temperatures may increase risk for dengue outbreaks in Europe

Research describes first new mouse model for Zika infection in decades

Research describes first new mouse model for Zika infection in decades

Biological change in mosquito mating could be used to fight mosquito-borne diseases

Biological change in mosquito mating could be used to fight mosquito-borne diseases

Novel way proposed for developing infectious disease models to uncover hidden patterns of transmission

Novel way proposed for developing infectious disease models to uncover hidden patterns of transmission

WRAIR researchers publish results from Plasmodium vivax malaria vaccine study

WRAIR researchers publish results from Plasmodium vivax malaria vaccine study

Zika virus can cross the placental barrier, according to new study

Zika virus can cross the placental barrier, according to new study

ESCMID gathers more solid data to better assess Zika virus risks, prepares for possible outbreak in Africa, Europe

ESCMID gathers more solid data to better assess Zika virus risks, prepares for possible outbreak in Africa, Europe

El Niño plays significant role in outbreak of haemorrhagic fevers

El Niño plays significant role in outbreak of haemorrhagic fevers

Zika virus threat across the Americas

Zika virus threat across the Americas

Zika virus expected to spread across the U.S., says WHO

Zika virus expected to spread across the U.S., says WHO

A Thai man with Zika virus has been hospitalized in Taiwan

A Thai man with Zika virus has been hospitalized in Taiwan

Large-scale clinical trial to evaluate dengue vaccine launched in Brazil

Large-scale clinical trial to evaluate dengue vaccine launched in Brazil

Simplified mathematical model to study spread of dengue fever in urban areas

Simplified mathematical model to study spread of dengue fever in urban areas

Findings show promising evidence for creating broad-spectrum antiviral

Findings show promising evidence for creating broad-spectrum antiviral

SLU researcher discovered world's first dengue vaccine

SLU researcher discovered world's first dengue vaccine