2017年12月19日 星期二

Drug Company Under Fire After Revealing Dengue Vaccine May Harm Some. The World's First Dengue Vaccine Was Just Approved..Single protein at the root of dengue's virulence

dengue. (熱)
An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by an arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain. Also called breakbone feverdandy fever ; Also called dengue fever.[American Spanish, alteration (influenced by dengue, affectation) of Swahili -dinga.]例:
But in the past week alone, the country has suffered no fewer than three earthquakes, and hospitals in the area around Jakarta have reported a surge in cases of dengue, another fast-spreading and often deadly disease.

2017.12.19

Drug Company Under Fire After Revealing Dengue Vaccine May Harm Some

By DENISE GRADY and KATIE THOMAS

A promising vaccine for dengue fever is in limbo after the Philippines suspended its use amid widespread public anger and fears about its safety.

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It's a huge step toward preventing an infection that puts half of the world’s population at risk.

It comes after 20 years of research.
BLOOMBERG.COM


2015.9.15 登革熱研究的突破,或可發展出疫苗。

A research team led by UC Berkeley molecular virologist Eva Harris made a breakthrough that could save some of the 22,000 people a year who die from dengue. About 390 million people are infected annually with the virus, which is primarily spread by Aedes mosquitoes.
由加州大學伯克利分校分子病毒學家 Eva 哈裡斯率領的研究團隊突破了可以挽救一些人員 2.2 萬人患登革熱死一年。約 3 億 9000 萬人每年感染了病毒,主要由伊蚊傳播。


Blocking this protein may prevent the virus' lethal effects, and ultimately may lead to a vaccine.
UNIVERSITYOFCALIFORNIA.EDU

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