Dengue Fever Vaccination Shows Promise

July 11, 2014 11:07 PM

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Dengue Fever Vaccination Shows Promise

In the midst of growing concerns about dangerous dengue fever and other mosquito-borne illnesses, researchers have just completed phase three clinical testing of a dengue vaccine. Initial results are promising, giving professionals hope for the future.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 400 million people are infected with the dengue virus each year. Unlike the debilitating but non-fatal chikungunya virus that is sweeping across the Caribbean, dengue fever has been known to cause rare fatalities among the we...

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