Dengue fever has “overrun” 26 of Honduras’s 32 public hospitals. The virus has afflicted 28,000 and killed 54 people—mostly children—so far this year, reports AFP.   A hospital in La Paz resorted to putting patients up in its chapel, and still has beds lining the corridors…

Dengue is set to threaten 6 billion people by 2080—60% of the current world population—according to study in Nature Microbiology.  

Limiting global warming to the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C  goal could halt 3.3 million dengue fever cases a year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone, found University of East Anglia researchers. Scientists compared the more modest warming to a 3.7°C global global…

The Philippines has halted a dengue immunization campaign after a drug manufacturer announced its flagship vaccine could make the disease worse in people not previously infected. The alarm was raised after an 11-year-old boy with congenital heart disease died after…

A spate of development projects in the 1990s brought scores of jobs to Brazil’s Acre State—and by 2000, the region’s first-ever dengue outbreak. Within 10 years the sub-1 million population saw 35,000 cases, finds new research published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Many of the 65 million displaced people around the world suffer from vector-borne diseases: malaria throughout much of Africa, leishmaniasis in Syria, dengue in Yemen. Relief agencies struggle with limited vector-control options, especially for those who are mobile, outside…

More than 80% of urban Indonesian children ages 10 and above have had dengue infection at least once, according to a first-of-its-kind study.While the country ranks No. 2 in the world for dengue disease burden, researchers say the government’s data, derived from passive…

With more than 150 cases of dengue this month in Mombasa, Kenya, Andrew Githeko, chief researcher at Kenya Medical Research Institute, says mosquito control and prompt medical attention for victims are vitally important since there’s no vaccine yet.   Though he advises…

A promising dengue vaccine’s fate is uncertain following the dismissal of prominent immunologist Jorge Kalil by Brazil’s São Paulo state government. Kalil had directed the Butantan Institute and oversaw clinical trials for the TV003 vaccine. He was accused of “grave…

With global incidence of dengue fever on the rise, scientists’ uncertainty of the disease’s total health and economic burden poses a challenge to policy makers aiming to set priorities, allocate appropriate resources and stage interventions. In the first of a series of 3…