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Thread: Vacciene progress on dengue, chikungunya and zika

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    Default Vacciene progress on dengue, chikungunya and zika

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/...deace-93298973

    Bottom line is that it is not easy. There are four types of dengue alone, which means four separate vaccines just for dengue are needed.

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    As I discovered after my last bout with dengue,
    there is a school of thought that says you are NOT immune for life after suffering each type .

    The immunity is short - like 6-8 months.

    The news for dengue doesn't seem to be good news.
    What would we expect? It's a wide spread, probably ancient disease

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    And there are new ones to break out ...

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    Very interesting and informative article Windy. Pregnant ladies are at such a risk. Hopefully success with these vaccinations will come soon enough. Lately the news is all about Zika but one cannot neglect Dengue by any means.

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    Same carrier.... same mosquito....

    Russian Roulette as to which you may get

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    As I discovered after my last bout with dengue,
    there is a school of thought that says you are NOT immune for life after suffering each type .

    The immunity is short - like 6-8 months.

    The news for dengue doesn't seem to be good news.
    What would we expect? It's a wide spread, probably ancient disease
    And, with Dengue, if you had one of the four versions and you get another version, the symptoms can be magnified. Yes, Dengue is the toughest one to control.

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