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Dengue Fever Epidemic

Dengue Fever Epidemic

  • A tale of two countries: The dengue vaccine saga Read more >

    A tale of two countries: The dengue vaccine saga

    Image: Children stricken with dengue fever jam-pack a ward in Quirino Memorial Medical Hospital in Manila, Philippines, during an outbreak in 2010. Credit: JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images. Heidi Larson, with Will Schulz and Clarissa Simas. Dengvaxia, the first promising vaccine to protect against dengue fever, was a step forward in fighting a disease that afflicts millions of […]

  • Sri Lanka’s Worst-Ever Dengue Outbreak Kills 225 Read more >

    Sri Lanka’s Worst-Ever Dengue Outbreak Kills 225

    Bharatha Mallawarachi / AP (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year. Alarmed by the magnitude of the crisis, the government deployed 400 soldiers and police officers on Tuesday to clear away rotting garbage, stagnant water pools […]

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