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Malaria and dengue predicted to affect billions more people

An estimated 8.4 billion people could be at risk from malaria and dengue by the end of the century if emissions keep rising at current levels, according to a new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health. The research team estimates that this worst-case scenario would mean the population at risk of the diseases might […]

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Dengue Vaccine: Takeda Reports Promising Results

In a press release, Takeda announced that its vaccine candidate, TAK-003, reduced illnesses from dengue by 62% and prevented 83.6% of hospitalizations in its phase 3 TIDES trial, which enrolled more than 20,000 children and teens in Latin America and Asia. Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus that threatens 40% of the world’s population. It infects […]

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Team finds new safe method that enhances dengue vaccination

Researchers from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, have found a practical way to induce a strong and broad immunity to the dengue virus based on proof-of-concept studies in mice. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease with an estimated 100 million symptomatic infections every year. It is endemic […]

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Dengue virus infection may increase risk for developing leukemia

(HealthDay)—Dengue virus infection is associated with an increased risk for leukemia, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Yu-Wen Chien, Ph.D., from the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, and colleagues conducted a population-based cohort study using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database to examine […]