Recent News

Aug 27, 2020

News Scan for Aug 27, 2020

Telemedicine antibiotic stewardship
DRC Ebola case rise
Severe dengue after Zika
Mosquito-borne viruses in US
Avian flu in Australia, Russia
Aug 12, 2020

News Scan for Aug 12, 2020

More Ebola in the DRC
EPA nod for new insect repellent
Aug 11, 2020
Vaccine development

Pandemic total tops 20 million amid Russian vaccine news, New Zealand flare-up

Russia's vaccine hasn't been through phase 3 trials, raising worries that the country is skipping key safety steps.

Aug 04, 2020

News Scan for Aug 04, 2020

COVID-19 RNA on eye exam surfaces
Florida Keys dengue cases
Low global flu levels
Jun 15, 2020

News Scan for Jun 15, 2020

More DRC Ebola cases
Malaria control amid a pandemic
Dengue in the Americas
Apr 02, 2020

News Scan for Apr 02, 2020

Dengue returns to Guam
Avian flu in Europe
Mar 25, 2020

News Scan for Mar 25, 2020

New antibiotic collaboration
Brazil's dengue vaccine candidate
Low-path H7N3 avian flu in US turkeys
Mar 18, 2020
Dengue vaccine needle and arm

Hopeful results from trials of dengue vaccine candidate

Vaccine effectiveness was 80.2% in the first 11 months and 73.3% in the first 17 months.

Mar 10, 2020

News Scan for Mar 10, 2020

Dengue in Florida
Human zoonotic flu cases
Promising broad-spectrum flu vaccine
Feb 10, 2020

News Scan for Feb 10, 2020

New DRC Ebola case
MERS in Saudi Arabia
E-nudge to cut C diff testing
Dengue activity spikes
Multiple avian flu outbreaks

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Ahmed A, Ali Y, Elmagboul B, et al. Dengue fever in the Darfur area, western Sudan. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Sep 26)

Biswal S, Borja-Tabora C, Vargas LM, et al. Efficacy of a tetravalent dengue vaccine in healthy children aged 4–16 years: a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet 2020 (published online Mar 17)

Biswal S, Reynales H, Saez-Llorens X, et al. Efficacy of a tetravalent dengue vaccine in healthy children and adolescents. N Engl J Med 2019 (published online Nov 6)

Budodo RM, Horumpende PG, Mkumbaye SI, et al. Serological evidence of exposure to Rift Valley, dengue and chikungunya viruses among agropastoral communities in Manyara and Morogoro regions in Tanzania: a community survey. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 (published online Jul 20)

Clapman H. Zika virus increases risk of dengue disease. Science (Perspective) 2020 Aug 28;369(6507):1055-56

Daag JV, Ylade M, Adams C, et al. Evaluation of a new point-of-care test to determine prior dengue infection for potential use in pre-vaccination screening. Clin Microbiol Infect 2020 (published online Aug 27)

Dang TT, Pham MH, Bui HV, et al. Whole genome sequencing and genetic variations in several dengue virus type 1 strains from unusual dengue epidemic of 2017 in Vietnam. BMC Virol J 2020 Han 20;17:7

Dayan GH, Langevin E, Forrat R, et al. Efficacy after 1 and 2 doses of CYD-TDV in dengue endemic areas by dengue serostatus. Vaccine 2020 (published online Aug 6)

Dayan GH, Langevin E, Gilbert PB, et al. Assessment of the long-term efficacy of a dengue vaccine against symptomatic, virologically-confirmed dengue disease by baseline dengue serostatus. Vaccine 2020 (published online Mar 20)

Freitas LP, Cruz OG, Lowe R, et al. Space-time dynamics of a triple epidemic: dengue, chikungunya and Zika clusters in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Proc R Soc B Biol Sci 2019 (published online Oct 9)

Hasty JM, Felix GE, Amador M, et al. Entomological investigation detects dengue virus type 1 in Aedes (stegomyia) albopictus (skuse) during the 2015-16 outbreak in Hawaii. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Feb 10)
Coelho IC, Haguinet F, Colares JK, et al. Dengue infection in children in Fortaleza, Brazil: a 3-year school-based prospective cohort study. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Apr 27)

Hunsberger S, Ortega-Villa AM, Powers JH, et al. Patterns of signs, symptoms and laboratory values associated with zika, dengue and undefined acute illnesses in a dengue endemic region: secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study in southern México. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jun 25)

Johari NA, Voon K, Toh SY, et al. Sylvatic dengue virus type 4 in Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in an urban setting in Peninsular Malaysia. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2019 Nov 15;13(11):e0007889

Kajimoto Y, Kitajima T. Patient and national economic burden of dengue in Japan: results from Japanese national claims database. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Apr 20)

Kallas EG, Precioso AR, Palacios R, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of the tetravalent, live-attenuated dengue vaccine Butantan-DV in adults in Brazil: a two-step, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled phase 2 trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2020 (published online Mar 24)

Kern-Allely S, Pobutsky A, Hancock T. First evidence of locally acquired dengue since 1944—Guam, 2019. MMWR (Notes from the Field) 2020 Apr 3;69(13):387-8

Lim JK, Seydou Y, Carabali M, et al. Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics associated with dengue during and outside the 2016 outbreak identified in health facility-based surveillance in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 2019 Dec 6;13(12):e0007882

Mandage R, Kaur C, Pramanik A, et al. Association of dengue virus and Leptospira co-infections with malaria severity. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Aug;26(8)

Manning JE, Oliveira F, Coutinho-AbreuV, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of a mosquito saliva peptide-based vaccine: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase 1 trial. Lancet (published online Jun 11)

Nealon J, Bouckenooghe A, Cortes M, et al. Dengue endemicity, force of infection and variation in transmission intensity in 13 endemic countries. J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Mar 25)

Rasmussen E. Drones against vector-borne diseases. Sci Robot 2020 Jun 15;5(43)

Rivera A, Adams LE, Sharp TM, et al. Travel-associated and locally acquired dengue cases ─ United States, 2020-2017. MMWR 2020 Feb 14;69(6):149-54

Rosenberger KD, Alexander N, Martinez E, et al. Severe dengue categories as research endpoints—results from a prospective observational study in hospitalised dengue patients. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 (published online Mar 4)

Sahak MN. Dengue fever as an emerging disease in Afghanistan: epidemiology of the first reported cases. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jul 29)

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Texas created dengue fever public health response guide

Texas worked with northern Mexican states to monitor increasing cases of dengue fever and create a response guide.

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