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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.
Oxitec prepares to increase supplies of OX513A to address recent outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil

Oxitec prepares to increase supplies of OX513A to address recent outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil

Researchers test effectiveness of commercially available mosquito repellents

Researchers test effectiveness of commercially available mosquito repellents

Infections experienced in childhood may lead to premature ACS or heart attacks

Infections experienced in childhood may lead to premature ACS or heart attacks

Native Antigen Co. announces the launch of a new range of Dengue Virus-Like Particles

Native Antigen Co. announces the launch of a new range of Dengue Virus-Like Particles

First-ever genomic study shows dengue may survive year-round in southern China

First-ever genomic study shows dengue may survive year-round in southern China

Health Partnership Scheme funds project dedicated to viral haemorrhagic fever

Health Partnership Scheme funds project dedicated to viral haemorrhagic fever

Academies and DFG point out limitations and risks of new genome editing techniques

Academies and DFG point out limitations and risks of new genome editing techniques

Specialized proteins can inhibit HIV

Specialized proteins can inhibit HIV

60P to commence Phase II clinical trial among dengue fever patients

60P to commence Phase II clinical trial among dengue fever patients

NanoViricides speeds up HerpeCide drug development program

NanoViricides speeds up HerpeCide drug development program

New study explores impact of climate change on human health

New study explores impact of climate change on human health

Penn Medicine devises new approach to develop vaccines against lethal diseases

Penn Medicine devises new approach to develop vaccines against lethal diseases

Scientists discover genetic markers for mosquito resistance to insecticides

Scientists discover genetic markers for mosquito resistance to insecticides

Dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes spreading to new areas, warn scientists

Dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes spreading to new areas, warn scientists

Study finds that Amazon river boats provide first-class ride for dengue mosquitoes

Study finds that Amazon river boats provide first-class ride for dengue mosquitoes

Designing infectious disease forecasting models to predict dengue epidemics

Designing infectious disease forecasting models to predict dengue epidemics

WHO committed to helping Nepal deliver health care to its citizens, says WHO South-East Asia Regional Director

WHO committed to helping Nepal deliver health care to its citizens, says WHO South-East Asia Regional Director

Papers on antibiotic resistance, neglected diseases and future of the ocean to be discussed during G7 summit

Papers on antibiotic resistance, neglected diseases and future of the ocean to be discussed during G7 summit

NanoViricides' anti-viral drug candidates show promise in lethal animal model of dermal herpes infection

NanoViricides' anti-viral drug candidates show promise in lethal animal model of dermal herpes infection

Study provides insights into climate, social factors that trigger dengue outbreaks

Study provides insights into climate, social factors that trigger dengue outbreaks