Fighting Dengue in Mexico and beyond


CGTN America

Published on Dec 30, 2016

There’s still no cure but there’s new hope in preventing Dengue, the mosquito-borne disease that affects millions.Dengue fever – the type that can kill you – is on the rise. Now after decades of attempts, researchers have developed a vaccine.Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports on the impact of Dengue in Mexico and tells us about the vaccine’s availability in Latin America.Dengue sickens some 390 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. The tropical disease can cause high fever, the chills, vomiting and in severe cases hemorrhaging and death.But now the effective new vaccine is being rolled out in a handful of countries, one of which is Mexico.Watch Correspondent Gerry Hadden’s report from Morelos State.

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