Latest Dengue fever News

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue

Nov. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread. Dengue infections appear to be dropping fast in communities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and Australia that are buzzing with the specially bred mosquitoes, an...

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

Nov. 14, 2019 1:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. With increasing diarrhea diseases, more dangerous heat waves, air pollution and increases in mosquito-borne...

Official says dengue outbreak in Pakistan among worst-ever

Oct. 3, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A top Pakistani health official says authorities are battling one of the worst-ever dengue fever outbreaks in the country, including the capital Islamabad as hospitals continued to receive scores of patients, putting strain on emergency services. Rana Mohammad Safdar, at top official at...

Pakistan battles dengue epidemic, with 20 deaths so far

Sep. 24, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani health officials were battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the South Asian nation on Tuesday, a day after health officials confirmed over 10,000 cases and 20 deaths in recent months. More patients with symptoms of dengue fever were arriving at hospitals in all major cities,...