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Death toll from dengue in the Philippines hit 1,021 in eight months

Death toll from dengue in the Philippines hit 1,021 in eight months

More than 1,000 people have died from dengue in the Philippines in the first eight months of the year, the health department said Tuesday.

40 dead in Bangladesh's worst-ever dengue outbreak

40 dead in Bangladesh's worst-ever dengue outbreak

At least 40 people have died in Bangladesh's worst-ever outbreak of dengue, officials said Tuesday, as overburdened hospitals struggled to treat thousands of patients.

Philippines declares national dengue epidemic, 622 deaths in 2019

Philippines declares national dengue epidemic, 622 deaths in 2019

The Philippines' health ministry declared a national dengue epidemic on Tuesday after reporting a spike in the number of cases of the illness, which has left more than 600 people dead since the start of the year.

Philippines orders probe into dengue vaccine programme

Philippines orders probe into dengue vaccine programme

The programme was suspended after the French vaccine-maker Sanofi Pasteur revealed that children who were given the vaccine but had not previously been infected by dengue might be at risk of contracting a more dangerous strain.

Philippines 'prepared for worst' in dengue vaccine concerns

Philippines 'prepared for worst' in dengue vaccine concerns

The Philippines is prepared for a ‘worst-case scenario’ following warnings that an anti-dengue vaccine administered to thousands of children may worsen the disease in some cases, a health official said Saturday.

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine

The Philippines said Friday it had suspended use of a landmark vaccine for the potentially deadly dengue virus after its manufacturer warned it could worsen the disease in some cases.

Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis

Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis

Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday.

China's 'mosquito factory' aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

China's 'mosquito factory' aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

Every week, scientists in southern China release 3 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes on a 3 km (two-mile) long island in a bid to wipe out diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and Zika.

Tropical Tonga declares Zika outbreak after five cases confirmed

Tropical Tonga declares Zika outbreak after five cases confirmed

The tiny South Pacific island nation of Tonga has declared an outbreak of the Zika virus after five cases of the mosquito-borne illness were confirmed and another 259 suspected, the country's chief medical officer said.

Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare

Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare

Fear of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has Brazilians rushing to buy repellant, creating a shortage of some brands on pharmacy shelves and boosting sales for the industry.