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Dengue Fever

20/08/2018

Hong Kong, Pakistan and Vietnam Hit By Dengue Fever.

It’s time for another Dengue travel update. So what has changed? Travelling to a tropical part of the world? Then Dengue may be a problem for you. We produced a blog some years ago on the disease, how is spread and what you can do to prevent it.  The disease hasn’t changed in this time and neither have the destinations, but the purpose of this is to highlight ongoing outbreaks: Hong Kong The current outbreak in Lion Rock Park.  Lion Rock Park is a popular destination on the edge of... Read More

17/01/2018

NEWS: Sanofi Reimburse Unused Dengue Fever Vaccines

Sanofi set to reimburse the Philippines Government for unused doses of a new Dengue Fever vaccine. The worlds first dengue vaccine Dengvaxi (CDT-TDV) by Sanofi Pasteur was registered in Mexico in December 2015. It was indicated for nationals living in areas with high disease burden between the ages of 9-45 years of age. The product has passed many clinical trials worldwide and is registered for use with 19 regulatory authorities worldwide. Two of these authorities, Brazil and the Philippines, introduced the vaccine into subnational programmes, targeting approximately 1 million individuals.... Read More

22/09/2015

Understanding Dengue Fever

If you are planning any long haul trip to the tropics or sub-tropics, the chances are you’ve sensibly done a lot of research into malaria and antimalarials in the region you plan to visit. But have you thought about Dengue fever? It certainly sounds like an illness but what EXACTLY is it? And more importantly, how can you prevent it? What is it? It is a viral infection spread most commonly by the bite of infected A. Aegypti  and A. Albopictus mosquitos. It is widespread in hot, humid climates where... Read More