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FDA approves the first vaccine for dengue fever

FDA approves the first vaccine for dengue fever

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease, transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus.Severe symptoms...
Study personnel collect samples in a neighborhood in Managua in June 2017 from participants in the Nicaraguan Pediatric Dengue Cohort Study (PDCS), a long-standing pediatric dengue cohort established in 2004. Image credit: Sustainable Sciences Institute, Paolo Harris Paz.

Children with dengue infection could be protected from symptomatic Zika

Dengue has been endemic to the Americas, Zika wasn’t reported in the region until 2015. The viruses are very similar: they are transmitted by...