Recent News

Apr 28, 2017
mosquito larvae

South America sees Zika rise, study estimates US disease cost

The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.

Mar 30, 2017

News Scan for Mar 30, 2017

Brazil microcephaly patterns
MERS in African camels
More E coli cases
Dengue vaccine trial
HPV vaccine in pregnancy
Somalia cholera outbreak
Feb 21, 2017

News Scan for Feb 21, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
Poultry worker avian flu exposure
Yemen polio campaign
Multi-disease mosquito vaccine
Feb 17, 2017

News Scan for Feb 17, 2017

Zika birth defects
More yellow fever
Limiting dengue
Malaria in the Americas
H5N8 outbreaks
Jan 13, 2017

News Scan for Jan 13, 2017

More H7N9 cases in China
Dengue mosquitoes
Dec 21, 2016

Zika triggers call for more arbovirus research

In other developments, research teams describe viral levels in semen and thrombocytopenia as a complication.

Dec 06, 2016

News Scan for Dec 06, 2016

More Saudi MERS cases
Candida in Colombia
US mosquito increase
Dengue reduction in India
Nov 14, 2016

Zika Scan for Nov 14, 2016

Zika and chikungunya from one bite
Coinfections and neuro problems
Nov 09, 2016
Aedes mosquito

Florida split over genetically modified mosquitoes

In related developments, Florida reported seven new locally acquired Zika cases yesterday and today, one of them in a traveler from out of state.

Nov 07, 2016
Zika antibodies

Mouse experiments with Zika antibody suggest protection for fetuses

In other Zika news, Florida reported more local Zika cases over the past few days, officials announced the launch of a vaccine trial, and Palau reported its first local case.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Aguiar M, Stollenwerk N, Halstead SB. The impact of the newly licensed dengue vaccine in endemic countries. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Dec 21;10(12):e0005179

Andries AC, Duong V, Cappelle J, et al. Proteinuria during dengue fever in children. Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 28)

Aubry M, Teissier Y, Mapotoeke M, et al. High risk of dengue type 2 outbreak in French Polynesia, 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 Apr 6;22(14):pii=30505

Castanha PMS, Nascimento EJM, Cynthia B, et al. Dengue virus (DENV)-specific antibodies enhance Brazilian Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 29)

Castro MC, Wilson ME, Bloom DE. Disease and economic burdens of dengue. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 6)

Flamand C, Fritzell C, Prince C, et al. Epidemiological assessment of the severity of dengue epidemics in French Guiana. PLoS One 2017 Feb 14;12(2):e0172267

Funk S, Kucharski AJ, Camacho A, et al. Comparative analysis of dengue and Zika outbreaks reveals differences by setting and virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Dec 7;10(12):e0005173

Hsu JC, Hsieh CL, Lu CY. Trend and geographic analysis of prevalence of dengue in Taiwan (2010-2015). Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Nov 16)

Joubert DA, O’Neill SL. Comparison of stable and transient Wolbachia infection models in Aedes aegypti to block dengue and the West Nile viruses. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jan 4;11(1):e0005275

Jupatanakul N, Sim S, Anglero-Rodriguez YI, et al. Engineered Aedes aegypti JAK/STAT pathway-mediated immunity to dengue virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jan 12;11(1):e0005187

Katzelnick LC, Coloma J, Harris E. Dengue: knowledge gaps, unmet needs, and research priorities. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 6)

Lye DC, Archuleta S, Syed-Omar SF, et al. Prophylactic platelet transfusion plus supportive care versus supportive care alone in adults with dengue and thrombocytopenia: a multicentre, open-label, randomised, superiority trial. Lancet 2017 (published online Mar 7)

Marinho PES, de Oliveira DB, Candiani TMS, et al. Meningitis associated with simultaneous infection by multiple dengue virus serotypes in children, Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Nov 30)

Nagpal BN, Gupta SK, Shamim A, et al. Control of Aedes aegypti breeding: a novel intervention for prevention and control of dengue in an endemic zone of Delhi, India. PLoS One 2016 Dec 5;11(12):e0166768

Neumayr A, Munoz J, Schunk M, et al. Sentinel surveillance of imported dengue via travelers to Europe 2012 to 2014: TropNet data from the DengueTools Research Initiative. Eurosurveill 2017 Jan 5;22(1):pii=30433

Ramos-Castaneda J, Barreto dos Santos F, Martinez-Vega R, et al. Dengue in Latin America: systematic review of molecular epidemiological trends. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jan 9;11(1):e0005224

Raquin V, Lambrechts L. Dengue virus replicates and accumulates in Aedes aegypti salivary glands. Virology 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Rodrigues NCP, Lino VTS, Daumas RP, et al. Temporal and spatial evolution of dengue incidence in Brazil, 2001-2012. PLoS One 2016 Nov 10;11(11):e0165945

Saez-Llorens X, Tricou V, Yu D, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of one versus two doses of Takeda’s tetravalent dengue vaccine in children in Asia and Latin America: interim results from a phase 2, randomised, placebo-controlled study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Mar 29)

Salje H, Lessler J, Berry IM, et al. Dengue diversity across spatial and temporal scales: local structure and the effect of host population size.

Shihada S, Emmerich P, Thome-Bolduan C, et al. Genetic diversity and new lineages of dengue virus serotypes 3 and 4 returning travelers, Germany, 2006-2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 5)

Sun J, Lu L, Wu H, et al. Epidemiological trends of dengue in mainland China, 2005-2015. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 15)

Toro C, Trevisi P, Lopez-Quintana B, et al. Imported dengue infection in a Spanish hospital with a high proportion of travelers from Africa: a 9-year retrospective study. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 (published online Feb 6)

Tukasan C, Furlan NB, Estofolete CF, et al. Evaluation of the importance of fever with respect to dengue prognosis according to the 2009 WHO classification: a retrospective study. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jan 4;17:6

Wang SF, Chang K, Loh EW, et al. Consecutive large dengue outbreaks in Taiwan in 2014-2015. (Letter) Emerg Microbes Infect 2016 (published online Dec 7)

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Texas created dengue fever public health response guide

Texas worked with northern Mexican states to monitor increasing cases of dengue fever and create a response guide.

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