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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dengue vaccine out by 2015

A Thai Disease Control officer sprays chemical to kill mosquitos spreading dengue fever
In a few years time, humanity may soon say goodbye to dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease that infects 220 million people and kills two million each year.
For decades, Thailand has been researching to develop the world's first dengue vaccine to combat the four strains of the virus that causes the fatal hemorrhagic form of the disease, The Hindu said.