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Brazil to test new vaccine against dengue fever

Brazilian scientists will next month begin clinical tests on humans of a new vaccine against dengue fever, a leading Sao Paulo-based biomedical research institute said Thursday. The vaccine is being developed to combat the four closely related strains of dengue viruses that have been identified around the world, the Butantan…

Dengue fever outbreak strikes 1,800 in the Philippines

Dengue fever has surged in the central Philippines, infecting more than 1,800 people and killing at least ten, a provincial official said Saturday. The number of people struck down by the mosquito-borne disease in the central province of Iloilo this year is already 71 percent higher than the same period…

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