Dengue fever is a global concern - we urge the United Nations to designate a World Dengue Day at its General Assembly in September 2019

8th October 2018 • comment
15th August 2018 • comment

Treatment with antibiotics depletes the gut microbiota in mice, making them more susceptible to infection by dengue, zika and west nile virus.

9th April 2018 • comment

Advances in using Internet searches to track dengue

by Shihao Yang, Samuel C. Kou , Fred Lu, John S. Brownstein, Nicholas Brooke, Mauricio Santillana

Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that threatens over half of the world’s population. Despite being endemic to more than 100 countries, government-led efforts and tools for timely identification and tracking of new infections are still lacking in many affected areas. Multiple methodologies that leverage the use of Internet-based data sources have been proposed as a way to complement dengue surveillance efforts. Among these, dengue-related Google search trends have been shown to correlate with dengue activity. We extend a methodological framework, initially proposed and validated for flu surveillance, to produce near real-time estimates of dengue cases in five countries/states: Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan. Our result shows that our modeling framework can be used to improve the tracking of dengue activity in multiple locations around the world.

4th August 2017 • comment

The number of publications about dengue fever has grown strongly since 1960 reflecting strong growth in the number of global cases.  

7th June 2017 • comment

Dengue vaccine: WHO position paper

by World Health Organisation

World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on the use of dengue vaccine 

25th May 2017 • comment

Dengue vaccination would be cost-effective in Brazil even with a relatively low vaccine efficacy in seronegative individuals

28th April 2017 • comment
2nd November 2016 • comment

São João del Rei has recorded another death from dengue fever - the second in 2016 so far.

22nd August 2016 • comment

Epidemiological bulletin showed the increase in the number of reported cases of dengue in Uberlândia. There were 1,862 new cases in three months. 

8th August 2016 • comment

Review of articles on communication strategies for vector-borne diseases

22nd July 2016 • comment

Strengthening integrated dengue surveillance, monitoring and response systems

14th June 2016 • comment

Evaluation of NS1 antigen assay as an alternative to RT-PCR for the early diagnosis of dengue

11th June 2016 • comment

Evaluation of rapid diagnostic test for dengue virus

8th June 2016 • comment

Analysis of potential dengue vaccine impact in Yucatán Mexico.

31st May 2016 • comment

Dengue and Yellow Fever viruses in Aedes mosquito populations in Zaria, Nigeria

by Ifraimu, D, Thaddeus T. Gbem, Sodangi A. L. and I. S. Ndams

A study of dengue and yellow fever viruses in mosquitoes in Zaria, Nigeria

20th May 2016 • comment

Disease: Poverty and pathogens

by Michael Eisenstein

The growth of slums in the developing world's rapidly expanding cities is creating new opportunities for infectious disease to flourish and spread.

11th May 2016 • comment

Vaccine efficacy alone is inadequate to capture the public health importance of vaccines.

5th May 2016 • comment

An estimate of the global economic burden of dengue by country and super-region 

18th April 2016 • 1 comment

This paper looks at the true cost of dengue fever

14th April 2016 • 0 comments

Development of real-time tracking tools to monitor dengue

by NICHOLAS BROOKE & MAURICIO SANTILLANA

Real-time dengue surveillance is critical for identifying areas where transmission is ongoing or likely to occur so that interventions can be optimized. Sophisticated new tools can help - and so can you.

7th April 2016 • 2 comments

Secondary analysis of clinical trial data reveals dengue burden

6th April 2016 • 0 comments

Vector control, surveillance, drugs, diagnostics and vaccines all hold exciting potential but none can solve the problem alone. We need an integrated approach.

4th April 2016 • 0 comments

Suppression of the Arboviruses Dengue and Chikungunya Using a Dual-Acting Group-I Intron Coupled with Conditional Expression of the Bax C-Terminal Domain

by James R. Carter, Samantha Taylor, Tresa S. Fraser, Cheryl A. Kucharski, James L. Dawson, Malcolm J.

Research points to a promising single antiviral for the transgenic suppression of multiple arboviruses

1st April 2016 • 0 comments

Scientists belive a protein may be key to new dengue drug discoveries?

1st April 2016 • 0 comments

The Zika virus is another wild card dealt to us by nature. It was first discovered in 1947.

17th February 2016 • 0 comments

With Zika infection rates now seeming to be on the increase, the Oxford Science Blog talked to Professor Lang about why it is so important to develop capacity for doing research in places where research doesn't normally happen.

29th January 2016 • 0 comments

Reducing Deaths from Malaria

by Dr Richard Maude
6th July 2015 • comment

In this seminar Professor Kevin Marsh describes how knowledge of immunity to malaria in humans has developed over the past thirty years and what impact this has for future research.

13th May 2015 • comment

ABRAID, new website of infectious diseases risk maps 

30th April 2015 • comment

As part of its partnership-driven approach, Break Dengue has introduced Dengue Lab, an online platform for professionals around the world who work on the prevention, surveillance or treatment of dengue fever.b

7th April 2015 • comment