Dengue Day 2015: Top Dengue Stories On Asian Scientist

Want to catch up on the latest happenings in dengue research over the past year? Look no further!

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AsianScientist (June. 15, 2015) – Dengue is an emerging infectious disease which disproportionately affects people living in Asia. As part of our series of articles published in conjunction with ASEAN Dengue Day 2015, here are our top stories on dengue over the past year.




Small molecule drugs

  • New Drug Could Tackle Dengue
    A study shows that Celgosivir could potentially be used to treat dengue fever, a disease for which antivirals currently do not exist.
  • Monash & 60P To Develop Dengue Drug
    Based on the Monash discovery that the anti-cancer drug Fenretinide acts as an antiviral, the partnership with 60P hopes to bring the drug to dengue patients.

Herbal remedies


Vector control

  • Will Wolbachia Work? Model Says Yes
    Introducing Wolbachia bacteria into the dengue-carrying mosquito population could reduce the number of dengue infections, especially in high transmission settings.

Basic research

This article is part of our feature on ASEAN Dengue Day 2015. Click here to read other articles in the series.


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