Secrets of Germany's 'Alcatraz' virus island revealed

World / Science & Health Dec 28, 2019

Secrets of Germany's 'Alcatraz' virus island revealed

On a Baltic Sea island once used by the Nazis for biological weapon research, German scientists are developing virus vaccines that could save lives. Access to the island of Riems is highly restricted. Scientists who work there have to have disinfectant showers when entering or ...

Dengue fever finds breeding ground in war-weary Yemen

World / Science & Health Dec 17, 2019

Dengue fever finds breeding ground in war-weary Yemen

Ibrahim Ali al-Jadari's four teenage daughters lie at home on intravenous drips that will soon run out as they, like tens of thousands of other Yemenis, battle a seasonal surge of dengue fever. Mosquito-borne dengue is the latest challenge facing Yemenis who have endured almost ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Dec 2, 2016

Rural Cambodia uses guppy to fight dengue

In the backyards of rural Cambodia, a tiny weapon is being deployed to fight dengue fever, the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease, which causes debilitating flu-like symptoms and can develop into a deadly hemorrhagic fever. More than 3,000 households in Kampong Cham province, which has one ...

National Sep 29, 2014

Another type of dengue virus found in Japan

The government said Monday that a man in Shizuoka Prefecture is infected with a dengue virus that has a different genetic sequence than the virus first detected in Japan in August. The finding indicates that the new-type virus arrived in Japan via someone other than ...