A group of international researchers, including few representatives from University of Melbourne and led by Imperial College London has recently discovered antibodies which can potentially prevent dengue.
Dengue is one of the most prevalent diseases in Asia tropical region. The humid climate in this region promote the growth of Aedes, a species of mosquito which serve as the carrier and host of dengue viruses. These researchers discovered antibodies which make all four types of dengue viruses non infectious, thus preventing the prevalence of dengue symptoms. As dengue is a treatable but non-curable disease, this discovery helps in creating the universal dengue vaccines in preventing the symptoms and potentially reduce the healthcare cost within these countries.
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