New online medical training module explores role of vaccine in dengue protection
For people living in, or traveling to, areas affected by dengue fever, protection is vital. The most effective ways to reduce the risk of infection have, for decades, been the use of insect repellents and measures to disrupt the mosquito lifecycle.
In recent years, we’ve entered a new era in dengue protection with the arrival of the world’s first dengue vaccine, the first dengue vaccine program, and trials of friendly mosquitoes (genetically-modified mosquitoes). The latter approach is showing promise but more research will be done before it considered for widespread use.