Test 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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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...
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.
In May of 2014, the meeting “the State of the Art for the Prevention and Control of Dengue in the Americas” was held in Washington DC, organized by the Department of Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis through the Unit of Neglected, Tropical and Vector Borne Diseases. Select this link to find the final report (English version). Comments and inquires must be address to Dr. Jose Luis San Martin, Regional Advisor on Dengue in the Americas.
PAHO Director Message on World Health Day 2014 (03/18/2014)
An educational video game on dengue (07/26/2013)
13º International Dengue Course (01/08/2013)
New CDC test for dengue approved (07/03/2012)
12th International Dengue Course (8-19 August 2011) (01/05/2011)
Aedes Aegypti: medidas para el control del vector (11/29/2010)
External Parties Materials: Dengue (04/21/2009)
Call to Action: Dengue (24 March 2009) (03/24/2009)