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The Impact of Dengue in Mexico and the Vaccine's Availability in Latin America

Gerry Hadden - CGTN America
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January 4, 2017
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Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports on the impact of Dengue in Mexico and tells us about the vaccine’s availability in Latin America. (CGTN)

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.

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.

Related: Study: Use of Dengue Vaccine Effective in Some Regions, Risky in Others (VOA News)

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