Dengvaxia – vaccine against dengue fever available now

The first-ever vaccine against dengue fever which affects up to 400 million people per year will be publicly available for the first time after being cleared for use in Mexico, French manufacturer Sanofi said yesterday. It’s a very important moment in the history of public health, Olivier Charmeil, head of the company’s vaccines division described … Read more

New pathway to cheap insulin

New pathway to cheap insulin — Researchers from Helmholtz Centre in Braunschweig, Germany, publish new and more efficient method to manufacture insulin – More than eight million diabetics live in Germany. Diabetes is not restricted to our prosperous society and the highest growth rates often occur in countries with aspiring economies such as in Asia.

812 cases of dengue fever in Delhi

With 29 fresh cases being reported Sunday, reaching the total number of those suffering from dengue fever to 812 in New Delhi, India. – Dengue fever has affected more than 800 people in Delhi – capital of India. Health officials confirmed 29 new cases of dengue infection reaching to 812 cases of debgue fever in this season.

Climate change a biggest health threat of 21st century

Climate change is the biggest health threat of the 21st Century, researchers claim. – A major report on managing the health effects of climate change, launched jointly by The Lancet and UCL (University College London) today, says that climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century.

$45 million for infectious disease research, UCI

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research. Facility seeks to improve detection, treatment and vaccine development. – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded UC Irvine $45 million over five years for infectious disease research.

Humans driving increased dengue risk in Australia

Humans, not climate, driving increased dengue risk in Australia – Drought-proofing Australia’s urban regions by installing large domestic water tanks may enable the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti to regain its foothold across the country and expand its range of possible infections, according to a new study published May 5 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Australia in the front line for outbreaks of diseases

Australian researchers have mapped potential zones that can trigger deadly outbreak of diseases like SARS, bird flu, Nipah virus, enterovirus 71 and chikungunya in Australia. – Australia is surrounded to its north by a ?ring of fire’ where new human and animal plagues are likely to erupt without warning, with potentially devastating consequences.

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