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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.
Climate change could accelerate emergence of vector-borne diseases in UK

Climate change could accelerate emergence of vector-borne diseases in UK

Virginia Tech researchers use genome-editing method to study lethal disease-carrying animal

Virginia Tech researchers use genome-editing method to study lethal disease-carrying animal

Dengue fever circulating in urban areas of West Africa

Dengue fever circulating in urban areas of West Africa

Modified measles vaccine effective against Chikungunya virus, study finds

Modified measles vaccine effective against Chikungunya virus, study finds

Simple paper strip test can rapidly diagnose Ebola

Simple paper strip test can rapidly diagnose Ebola

Single genomic change can make beneficial bacteria into pathogenic bacteria

Single genomic change can make beneficial bacteria into pathogenic bacteria

Research breakthrough in understanding mosquito reproductive process

Research breakthrough in understanding mosquito reproductive process

Potential new active substances for treating dengue virus

Potential new active substances for treating dengue virus

Monash University, 60P Australia partner to develop Fenretinide drug for dengue fever

Monash University, 60P Australia partner to develop Fenretinide drug for dengue fever

Three-day global symposium on Ebola virus, other infectious diseases

Three-day global symposium on Ebola virus, other infectious diseases

Searching online for diagnosis before visiting doctor can predict dengue fever outbreaks in China

Searching online for diagnosis before visiting doctor can predict dengue fever outbreaks in China

Researchers find that yellow fever mosquitoes contain odor-detecting gene

Researchers find that yellow fever mosquitoes contain odor-detecting gene

Ebola outbreak emphasizes the importance of monitoring disease burden in developing countries

Ebola outbreak emphasizes the importance of monitoring disease burden in developing countries

Dengue fever cases in India 282 times higher than officially reported, study says

Dengue fever cases in India 282 times higher than officially reported, study says

Scientists analyze current situation of malaria and dengue fever in Himalayas

Scientists analyze current situation of malaria and dengue fever in Himalayas

SLU researchers work to prevent several serious infectious diseases

SLU researchers work to prevent several serious infectious diseases

Globavir plans to seek approval, launch novel drug for treatment of Ebola infection

Globavir plans to seek approval, launch novel drug for treatment of Ebola infection

Inovio Pharmaceuticals reports increased revenue in second quarter 2014

Inovio Pharmaceuticals reports increased revenue in second quarter 2014

Researchers one step closer to finding treatment for dengue fever

Researchers one step closer to finding treatment for dengue fever

Viewpoints: Problems in training docs; impact of HHS' territory decision; what Halbig decision might mean

Viewpoints: Problems in training docs; impact of HHS' territory decision; what Halbig decision might mean