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Fighting against dengue fever in Nicaragua

A Nicaraguan Ministry of Health employee fumigates a house against mosquitoes, as part of a campaign to prevent the proliferation of dengue fever, in Managua on Tuesday. Insight: Dengue vaccine in sight, after 70 years Follow @msnbc_pictures on Twitter
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NIH begins testing dengue vaccine

Health : The Chart (4 years ago)

The National Institutes of Health has begun human clinical testing for a vaccine to prevent dengue infection, according to a news release. The illness is acquired through the bite of certain species of mosquitoes, primarily Aedes ae... Read Post

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Health : Medical News Today (4 years ago)

Malaysia Releases GM Mosquitos Into Wild In Hopes Of Slowing Spread Of Dengue "Malaysia released about 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes into a forest in the first experiment of its kind in Asia aimed at curbing dengue fever, of... Read Post

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Health : Medical News Today (4 years ago)

Malaysia Considers GM Mosquito Release To Control Dengue Fever Malaysia is still "considering releasing" up to 3,000 mosquitoes that are genetically modified to "combat dengue fever, in a landmark field trial that has come in for cr... Read Post


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