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Children With Prior Dengue Infection Less Likely To Show Zika Infection Symptoms, Study Says

CIDRAP News: Prior dengue in kids may protect against Zika symptoms “Prior dengue infection may protect children from Zika illness symptoms, an international research team reported [Tuesday], based on data from a longstanding dengue cohort study in Nicaragua. The scientists found, however, that dengue immunity doesn’t seem to generally protect…

Dengue Immunity In Children May Protect Against Symptomatic Zika Infection, Study Shows

National Institutes of Health: Dengue immunity may be protective against symptomatic Zika, study finds “Children with a history of prior dengue virus infection had a significantly lower risk of being symptomatic when infected by Zika virus, according to a study in Nicaragua of more than 3,000 children aged two to…

WHO Highlights 10 Priority Global Health Issues For 2019

WHO: Ten threats to global health in 2019 “…2019 sees the start of the World Health Organization’s new five-year strategic plan — the 13th General Programme of Work. This plan focuses on a triple billion target: ensuring one billion more people benefit from access to universal health coverage, one billion…

Study Examines Factors Contributing To 2017 Decline Of Dengue Incidence In Americas

Tropical Medicine & International Health: The Decline of Dengue in the Americas in 2017: Discussion of Multiple Hypotheses Steven Ault, adjunct instructor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland, and colleagues examine the decline in reported dengue cases in the Americas in 2017, writing, “Understanding…

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Environmental Engineering Could Offer Sustainable Approach To Malaria Elimination

Scientific American: Africa Doesn’t Need Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Ify Aniebo, molecular geneticist, senior research scientist at the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Takemi fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and 2016 Aspen Institute New Voices fellow “Some scientists have proposed genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes as a…

FDA Grants Priority Review To Sanofi Pasteur’s Application For Dengvaxia

STAT: FDA says it will consider approval of first dengue vaccine, despite controversy “The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to consider Sanofi Pasteur’s application for Dengvaxia, the world’s first licensed vaccine that protects against dengue but one that brings with it considerable controversy and concern. The company announced Tuesday…

E.U. Drug Agency Recommends Dengue Vaccine For Approval As Research Shows Public Trust In Vaccines Low In Philippines After Dengvaxia Scandal

Associated Press: E.U. drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine “Europe’s drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine’s wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths. The European Medicines Agency said Friday it had…