Diagnosing dengue has become a major research focus follow calls from the WHO for point-of-care testing to be used prior to dengue vaccination. The World Health Organisation’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization has proposed that people be tested to see if they have had dengue in the past before they are given the dengue vaccine.
Innovative approaches to communicating scientific information were in the spotlight at this year’s ISNTD Fest in London. Hosted at the Wellcome Trust by the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD), long-standing partners of Break Dengue, it was an opportunity to bring together an eclectic and diverse group of researchers, artists, data experts, and musicians.
We recently looked at how environmental factors such as climate change can affect how the dengue virus thrives in the Aedes aegypti mosquito and the mosquito’s ability to transmit the disease.
The Sandy Project draws from her intense pain from her own loss. Peaches Aranas reaches out to communities in the Philippines so that no mother will lose her child to dengue again.
According to an analysis of PubMed, performed by Break Dengue, just five search results were returned for ‘dengue fever’ in the year 1960.
We speak to Mauricio Santillana, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University, about his new paper on the use of Google searches in disease surveillance.
Estimating the economic cost of dengue has never been easy. After all, in addition to the cost borne by public healthcare systems, there’s also families’ economic loss to consider.
The annual awareness day brings Asian countries together to combat dengue fever.
We recently looked at Artificial Intelligence predicting dengue alongside and how smart machines are being employed to help control outbreaks of this disease.
The impact of climate change on dengue is taking its toll on public health, and the 2018 global heat wave has given the world a taste of what may lay in store.