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Fighting Viruses in the Lab and Beyond


Understanding the immune response is essential to developing safe vaccines for dengue and other diseases.

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(Duration: 58 min 33 sec)

Dengue virus comes in four subtypes. Fighting off a first dengue infection increases the risk for developing a more severe form of dengue fever if they are infected a second time with a different dengue virus subtype. Dengue virus leverages the immune system to its advantage.  Enhancing developing countries’ scientific and clinical infrastructure can help the international effort to counter the spread of dengue.