Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Professors Aaron King, Pej Rohani, and former postdoctoral fellow Sourya Shrestha were coauthors with lead authors from University of Massachusetts and Johns Hopkins University. The biostatistics study found that infection with one strain of the dengue virus gives people protection against the other three strains for about two years.
“That information should help researchers trying to develop vaccines against the mosquito-borne virus, which is nicknamed “break-bone fever” for the joint pain it causes,” according to the NYT article.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, "Interactions between serotypes of dengue highlight epidemiological impact of cross-immunity."
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