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New York Times Examines Efforts To Stop Spread Of Dengue In Asia

“While emerging diseases like influenza A(H1N1), also known as swine flu, continue to dominate the headlines, experts say dengue is not only thriving in many endemic areas, it is also spreading to countries previously unaffected by the disease,” New York Times writes.

Lancet Examines Dengue Fever In Mexico

Lancet World Report examines the factors contributing to a steady uptick in the number of dengue fever cases in Mexico over the past decade. Compared to the year 2000, when “there were 1,781 reported cases … Last year, the number totalled 33,000, according to Mexico’s Public Health Department. And confirmed cases this year have already surpassed 2008 figures by 15%,” according to the journal.

Communicable Disease Epidemics In Developing World Not Being Adequately Addressed, IFRC Says

The “crippling” and “growing burden” of communicable diseases such as dengue fever, polio, or meningitis is not being sufficiently addressed in developing countries, according to “The Epidemic Divide,” a report released Monday by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), AFP/Google.com reports.

Newsweek, Boston Globe Examine Ways To Combat Mosquito-Borne Illness

Newsweek Examines Efforts To Stop Disease Spread By Genetically Modifing Mosquitoes Newsweek examines the genetic modification of mosquitoes in an effort to stem the spread of dengue fever and malaria. Dengue fever, which is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, “is spreading fast,” according to the magazine, with more than…

Philippines Health Secretary Warns Of Impending Dengue Threat

With the start of the rainy season, Francisco Duque III, health secretary in the Philippines, on Tuesday emphasized a continued government commitment to controlling and preventing dengue – a disease for which there is currently no vaccine or specific drug, the Manila Times reports.