Philippines villagers have deployed toads and mosquitofish to root out the larvae of Aedes mosquitoes behind the country’s deadly dengue epidemic that's caused 900 deaths and 209,000 cases this year.   The toads and fish face a formidable foe. “These mosquitoes are…

2019 has broken dengue outbreak records—the Philippines, Cambodia and Bangladesh are facing shortages of testing kits and hospital beds.   To get ahead of hard-to-predict dengue outbreaks, researchers at Bangkok’s Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit are deploying…

In the 1970s, dengue was endemic in just 9 countries—now it is gaining ground in over 100, leaving about half the global population at risk of “break bone fever,” The Telegraph reports. This year alone:

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…