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New CDC test for dengue approvedTest diagnoses dengue faster using existing flu diagnosis equipment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a new diagnostic test to detect the presence of dengue virus in people with suspect symptoms of dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever.

The test, called the CDC DENV-1-4 Real Time RT PCR Assay, has been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States and can be performed using equipment and supplies many public health laboratories already use to diagnose influenza. This is the first FDA-approved molecular test for dengue that detects evidence of the virus itself. The new test will help diagnose dengue within the first seven days after symptoms of the illness appear, which is when most people are likely to see a health care professional and the dengue virus is likely to be present in their blood. The test can identify all four dengue virus types.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:39


2014

Technical Note on transgenic Mosquitoes Engineered for Aedes aegypti Control (11/03/2014)

The PAHO/WHO and its Member States have been making a concerted effort since 2003 to implement the Integrated Management Strategy for Dengue Prevention and Control (IMS-Dengue) by producing a technical report, one of whose chapters deals with integrated vector management. The purpose of this component of the strategy is to create controlled Ae. aegypti breeding sites and reduce vector population density.

IV Jornadas Internacionales sobre Enfermedades Transmisibles por Vectores y V Jornadas Internacionales sobre enfermedad de Chagas en el Gran Chaco Santiago del Estero, Argentina (10/16/2014)

Estos eventos paralelos se llevarán a cabo en la ciudad de Santiago del Estero, Argentina, entre los dias 20-24 de octubre de1 2014.

Como parte de los importantes esfuerzos que se desarrollan en las Américas para analizar la situación actual de las Enfermedades Transmitidas por Vectores (ETV), el Ministerio de Salud de Argentina con el apoyo técnico de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS) desarrollarán, del 20 al 24 de octubre de 2014 en la ciudad de Santiago del Estero...

PAHO urges countries to eliminate mosquito breeding sites to prevent the spread of dengue and chikungunya (09/10/2014)

Mosquito transmisor

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging member countries that have mosquitoes that transmit dengue and chikungunya to step up their vector-control efforts and prepare for a possible increase in patients suffering from these diseases.

Meeting: The State of the Art for the Prevention and Control of Dengue in the Americas (09/10/2014)

Five-fold increase in dengue cases in the Americas over the past decade (05/29/2014)

"Small bites can be big threats," experts warn on World Health Day (04/06/2014)

Half the population of the Americas is at risk of diseases carried by small insects (04/04/2014)

Call to Action: “Step up the fight against vector-borne diseases in the Americas” (03/31/2014)

PAHO Director Message on World Health Day 2014 (03/18/2014)

Países de las Américas implementarán un protocolo de vigilancia integrada del dengue (03/06/2014)

2013

Reunión Regional ¿Porqué no podemos controlar el Aedes aegypti? Situación Actual y próximos pasos (Spanish only) (11/25/2013)

Reunión Regional de alineación de la Estrategia de Gestión Integrada para la prevención y control del Dengue de la OPS/OMS (EGI-Dengue) (10/11/2013)

Se inició el XIII Curso Internacional de Dengue 2013 en La Habana y culminará el 23 de agosto (08/13/2013)

An educational video game on dengue (07/26/2013)

¡La prevención del Dengue es tarea de todos! - Pueblo Pitanga: Enemigos Silenciosos (07/12/2013)

13º International Dengue Course (01/08/2013)

2012

Curso Internacional de Intervención Integral de Dengue (07/11/2012)

New CDC test for dengue approved (07/03/2012)

2011

Puerto Rico Presents Pilot Project for the Prevention and Control of Dengue (11/23/2011)

12th International Dengue Course (8-19 August 2011) (01/05/2011)

2010

Aedes Aegypti: medidas para el control del vector (11/29/2010)

2009

Autoridades de Salud alertan sobre brote severo de dengue en Nicaragua (10/02/2009)

External Parties Materials: Dengue (04/21/2009)

XI International Dengue Course (Havana, Cuba, 10-21 August 2009) (04/01/2009)

XI International Dengue Course (Havana, Cuba, 10-21 August 2009) (04/01/2009)

Call to Action: Dengue (24 March 2009) (03/24/2009)

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