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Dengue Vaccine

Dengue Vaccine

  • 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 […]

  • WHO Approves World’s First-Ever Dengue Vaccine Read more >

    WHO Approves World’s First-Ever Dengue Vaccine

    Ted Andersen/Geneva. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday endorsed the world’s first-ever vaccine for dengue fever, a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus that threatens to infect close to half of the world’s population. Unlike malaria, there is no established cure for dengue fever, which can cause severe nausea, bone pain, headaches, rashes, bleeding and even […]

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