An outbreak of dengue fever is suspected of killing dozens of people in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh since the start of September, and authorities launched a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.
According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), there are 264 vaccines in development to prevent and treat diseases.
A mixed review from a U.S. FDA panel of experts could sink the chances of a green light for Sanofi’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.
The European Medicines Agency’s CHMP adopted a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine.
Sanofi forecast a return to profit growth in 2018, but the company’s shares fell as analysts had hoped for a bigger boost from recent deals and a revamped drugs pipeline.
A Philippine government agency filed a lawsuit against French drugmaker Sanofi demanding compensation for the parents of a 10-year-old girl the agency said had died as a result of receiving its controversial anti-dengue vaccine.
The World Health Organization’s expert group on immunization said on Friday it recommended that countries consider introducing Sanofi’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in areas where prevalence of the virus was 50 percent or higher. Vaccination should be done between the ages of nine and 11, but efficacy improved as people got older, Jon Abramson, chairman of […]
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the Caribbean island state of Barbados, rainwater collection has been promoted as a way to boost scarce supplies of fresh water. But there’s a catch: environmental health officers then reported an increase in mosquitoes breeding in household water storage tanks. In a country battling a high rate of dengue […]
The mayor of Hawaii’s Big Island declared a state of emergency on Monday to deal with a growing outbreak of dengue fever, spread by infected mosquitoes, with 250 cases confirmed over the past four months. As a result of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi’s order people on the Big Island will be allowed to resume […]
Privately owned vaccine developer Hawaii Biotech Inc has joined the race to produce a vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, a fast-spreading infection which has been linked to severe birth defects in babies. The company initiated a formal program to test a Zika vaccine last fall, as the virus began to gain traction in Brazil, […]