Dengue Fever

hurricane maria

Disease-spreading mosquitoes could soon overrun Puerto Rico

“The mosquito population is already coming out, and it’s making life impossible,” said a former Navy entomologist in San Juan.
Christina Sterbenz
9.29.17
Screen Crack

Facebook Users Created a Fake Swine Flu Epidemic

The public frenzy in Myanmar distracted from more dire health threats.
Eli Meixler
8.23.17
VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

McCain returns to DC for healthcare vote, driver accused of trafficking deaths in Texas denies charges, Trump still going after Jeff Sessions, and more.
VICE Staff
7.25.17
Health

There's another tropical disease that could make the Zika outbreak even worse

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil say previous exposure to dengue, another mosquito-borne virus, may exacerbate the potency of infection.
Reuters and VICE News
6.23.16
Health

A Promising Dengue Vaccine Was 100% Effective in Early Trials

Though the trial used a small sample size, the results were encouraging and have spurred a wider, clinical trial.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.16.16
Opinion and Analysis

Zika Virus, 'Ghostbusters,' and the Strange New Normal of Tropical Disease Pandemics

The current epidemic of Zika virus infection in the Western Hemisphere is actually just the latest in a decade-long wave of worldwide disease outbreaks.
Peter Hotez
3.8.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Michael Bloomberg is thinking about running for president, nine people are dead after a train crash in Germany, India rejects Facebook's free internet offer, and more.
VICE Staff
2.9.16
Science

Why Eradicating Earth’s Mosquitoes To Fight Disease Is Probably a Bad Idea

Hint: no one knows for sure what the consequences would be.
Melissa Cronin
2.1.16
Features

London's Subterranean Mosquito Lab

Deep under London's streets, scientists are fighting to defeat one of nature's most prolific killers.
Victoria Turk
11.27.15
video

​Inside London’s Underground Mosquito Lab

Motherboard visits the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to test out some mosquito repellents.
Victoria Turk
10.15.15
News

The Mayor of São Paulo Talks Public Health, Protests and Brazil's Drug Problems

"Sometimes regular civilians are less intimidating than a police officer. I really believe in the power of social control coming from within the community itself."
Débora Lopes and Peu Araújo
6.8.15
Health

Nearly a Million Brazilians Contracted Dengue Fever Already This Year

The epidemic is most severe in drought-stricken São Paulo, where residents have taken to storing water — a practice that public health officials say is creating breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Ben Tavener
5.11.15
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