FDA announces their approval of the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. The mosquito-borne dengue virus infects millions of people worldwide and it is endemic in a number of United States territories.
Public Health May 3, 2019
The World Health Organization warns not to get a Dengvaxia shot if you haven’t previously contracted dengue, as it could be dangerous. Doing so puts you at risk of developing a more serious disease.
Public Health April 20, 2018
Mexican health officials approved the world's first dengue vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur. Dengvaxia reduces hospitalization risks by 80 percent based on global clinical tests and also lowers the chances of developing dengue's most severe form by 93 percent.
Life December 10, 2015