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Brazilian researchers announce promising new dengue vaccine amidst Latin American outbreak

Brazilian researchers announce promising new dengue vaccine amidst Latin American outbreak

A public research institute in Brazil has developed a promising single-dose vaccine offering strong protection against dengue, a timely discovery given the current severe outbreak across Latin America.

Stephanie Nolen reports for The New York Times.

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Climate change drives new cases of malaria, complicating efforts to fight the disease

The number of malaria cases rose again in 2022, propelled by flooding and warmer weather in areas once free of the illness.
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Rising temps spark concerns over malaria's spread in Türkiye

Rising temperatures, fluctuations in precipitation patterns and extreme weather events are all affecting the life cycles and habitats of mosquitoes that carry malaria.

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The mosquitoes are winning

For decades, the world seemed to be winning the war against mosquitoes and tamping down the deadly diseases they carried. But in the past few years, progress has not only stalled, it has reversed.

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What’s keeping the US from being a malaria hotspot?

Americans shouldn’t take a malaria-free future for granted.
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Climate change spurring surge in dengue, chikungunya: WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that dengue and other diseases caused by mosquito-borne arboviruses were spreading far faster and further amid climate change, warning global outbreaks could be looming.

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How climate change is spreading malaria in Africa

The mosquitoes that transmit the disease dramatically increased their range over the last century as temperatures warmed, scientists reported.

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