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Dengue (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are caused by one of four closely related, but antigenically distinct, virus serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4), of the genus Flavivirus. Infection with one of these serotypes provides immunity to only that serotype for life, so persons living in a dengue-endemic area can have more than one dengue infection during their lifetime. DF and DHF are primarily diseases of tropical and sub tropical areas, and the four different dengue serotypes are maintained in a cycle that involves humans and the Aedes mosquito. However, Aedes aegypti, a domestic, day-biting mosquito that prefers to feed on humans, is the most common Aedes species. Infections produce a spectrum of clinical illness ranging from a nonspecific viral syndrome to severe and fatal hemorrhagic disease. Important risk factors for DHF include the strain of the infecting virus, as well as the age, and especially the prior dengue infection history of the patient.
New scalable genetic control system to restrain disease-spreading mosquitoes

New scalable genetic control system to restrain disease-spreading mosquitoes

Genome editing tool used to render male mosquitoes infertile and slow disease spread

Genome editing tool used to render male mosquitoes infertile and slow disease spread

Scientists design new gene drive to stop the transmission of devastating diseases

Scientists design new gene drive to stop the transmission of devastating diseases

New method to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through environment

New method to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through environment

Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly to characterize COVID-19 antibodies

Sanford Burnham Prebys announces research agreement with Lilly to characterize COVID-19 antibodies

Computational methods can help design protein-based vaccines

Computational methods can help design protein-based vaccines

Study clears potential obstacle to using gene drive strategy to control mosquitoes

Study clears potential obstacle to using gene drive strategy to control mosquitoes