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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.
USAMRIID provides on-site laboratory support to current Ebola outbreak

USAMRIID provides on-site laboratory support to current Ebola outbreak

CYD-TDV vaccine shows moderate protection against dengue in Asian children

CYD-TDV vaccine shows moderate protection against dengue in Asian children

Scientists develop chip for detection of RNA strand of dengue fever virus

Scientists develop chip for detection of RNA strand of dengue fever virus

Entomologists develop chromosome map to find ways to prevent dengue fever, yellow fever

Entomologists develop chromosome map to find ways to prevent dengue fever, yellow fever

Genomic study reveals striking contrasts that may aid disease prevention

Genomic study reveals striking contrasts that may aid disease prevention

Predicting dengue fever in Brazil: an interview with Dr. Rachel Lowe, Catalan Institute for Climate Sciences (IC3)

Predicting dengue fever in Brazil: an interview with Dr. Rachel Lowe, Catalan Institute for Climate Sciences (IC3)

Terminix warns about two serious mosquito-borne diseases in Florida

Terminix warns about two serious mosquito-borne diseases in Florida

Researchers develop wireless bug sensor to help farmers protect crops from insect damage

Researchers develop wireless bug sensor to help farmers protect crops from insect damage

New research may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever

New research may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever

TSRI scientists receive $2.3M to study viruses that cause tropical diseases

TSRI scientists receive $2.3M to study viruses that cause tropical diseases

New national research consortium focuses on better drug therapies for viral infections

New national research consortium focuses on better drug therapies for viral infections

Notre Dame biologists awarded $23M research grant to prevent malaria and dengue fever

Notre Dame biologists awarded $23M research grant to prevent malaria and dengue fever

New research may provide insight on how dengue virus gains entry into cells

New research may provide insight on how dengue virus gains entry into cells

Triple-S announces consolidated revenues of $587.7 and net loss of $1.7 million for Q4 2013

Triple-S announces consolidated revenues of $587.7 and net loss of $1.7 million for Q4 2013

New study tracks spread of H5N1 variant in Egypt recently identified as major epicenter for virus

New study tracks spread of H5N1 variant in Egypt recently identified as major epicenter for virus

Internet surveillance helps detect infectious diseases earlier than traditional surveillance methods

Internet surveillance helps detect infectious diseases earlier than traditional surveillance methods

Tackling orphan diseases: an interview with Damian Marron, CEO, TxCell

Tackling orphan diseases: an interview with Damian Marron, CEO, TxCell

Visterra secures exclusive patent license for promising dengue virus antibodies from MIT

Visterra secures exclusive patent license for promising dengue virus antibodies from MIT

Research findings could help decrease risk of dengue

Research findings could help decrease risk of dengue

European Medicines Agency awards orphan drug designation to NanoViricides' DengueCide

European Medicines Agency awards orphan drug designation to NanoViricides' DengueCide