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WHO Panel To Issue Recommendations On Use Of Dengue Vaccine Dengvaxia

STAT: WHO ruling could put fate of world’s first dengue vaccine on the line “…On Wednesday, an expert panel that advises the World Health Organization will vote to update its recommendations outlining how and when the vaccine should be used — and more importantly, how and when it should not…

WHO Advisory Group Recommends Testing For Dengue Before Administering Sanofi Vaccine

Associated Press: U.N. health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn’t be used widely “The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in ‘a much safer way,’ meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease…” (Cheng,…

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Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengue Vaccine Receives Market Approval In 11 Countries

Reuters: Sanofi’s dengue vaccine approved in 11 countries “Sanofi Pasteur, Sanofi’s vaccines unit, said on Tuesday that its dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, had received market approval in eleven countries. To date the vaccine has been approved in Mexico, the Philippines, Brazil, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Indonesia, Thailand, and…

Sanofi Remains Committed To Ensuring Vaccines Available To All People

New York Times: Letter to the editor: The Drug Maker Sanofi’s New Dengue Vaccine Kathleen Tregoning, executive vice president for external affairs at Sanofi “…Sanofi spent close to $1.5 billion and 20 years developing a new dengue vaccine for the world’s most at-risk populations. We develop lifesaving vaccines for many…

Blog Post Examines Questions Over Long-Term Safety Of Dengue Fever Vaccine

Humanosphere: Questions hover over Asia’s first dengue vaccination program in Philippines Humanosphere reporter Lisa Nikolau discusses the launch of a school-based immunization campaign in the Philippines to deliver the Dengvaxia vaccine to prevent dengue fever. She writes, “So far, the program appears to be running without difficulties, but some health…

Prior Dengue Infection Might Have Protective Effect Against Zika, Study Shows

CIDRAP News: Study: Dengue immunity may have offered protection against Zika in Brazil “A new study published [Thursday] in Science shows that prior dengue infection may have protected some Brazilians from severe Zika infections during the 2015-2016 epidemic in the Americas. The study findings could have major implications for both…

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