Dengue: Hunt for a Vaccine

Dengue - The Hunt for a Vaccine

Dengue fever is classic 21st century disease, spreading through travel, urbanization and environmental changes. Spread by the same mosquito that carries the Zika virus, half the world’s population is now at risk. Around 500,000 people are hospitalized each year and thousands, mostly children, die. Worse still, there is no treatment for dengue fever. The documentary filmed in the Philippines, USA, Mexico and Brazil charts the 70-year search for an effective vaccine against the complex disease. The very first vaccine is now becoming available, the first step towards curbing the increasing threat.

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