Sunday, March 06, 2005

Dengue fever treatment saves lives

A new strategy has been perfected, protecting more than 380,000 villagers from dengue fever in Vietnam, said a report in the Feb. 12 Lancet, by Brian Knight (Brisbane hospital) and Vu Sinh Nam (SRV Ministry of Health). It involves innoculating large water storages with crustaceans called Mesocyclops, which feed on mosquito larvae. No cases of dengue fever have been reported in any of the test villages since 2002.


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