Experts outline initiatives for future dengue vaccine and control of dengue fever

first_imgHealthLifestyle Experts outline initiatives for future dengue vaccine and control of dengue fever by: – November 9, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Image via: topnews.inSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Dengue v2V, a group of international experts in dengue, public health and vaccinology, held a meeting in Puerto Rico on 5–6 November 2011 to continue to outline steps for the introduction of a dengue vaccine once licensed. Dengue is a threat to almost half of the world’s population, and a public health priority in Latin America and Asia where epidemics are common.“Puerto Rico was a relevant venue for this meeting given its location and experience with both endemic and epidemic dengue activity,” said Dr Harold Margolis, Chief of the Dengue Branch at the Centers for Disease Control, Puerto Rico and co-chair of the meeting. “In addition to mosquito control measures, a dengue vaccine is seen as the best way to effectively control dengue.” “The well coordinated introduction of a dengue vaccine will be crucial to reducing the burden of disease, but vaccination programs are complex to implement and dengue itself presents unique challenges. It is critical that we anticipate the challenges ahead of us and start preparing now,” said Associate Professor Joseph Torresi, Austin Health and University of Melbourne, Australia, and co-chair of the meeting.Attendees at the meeting included dengue experts, vaccinology experts, and public health officials from Puerto Rico, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, the French Caribbean, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States, who drew on their experiences with dengue and other vaccination programs to propose strategies for dengue vaccine introduction and evaluation of its effectiveness. Encouragingly, the most advanced vaccine candidate is in the final stages of clinical development.The meeting in Puerto Rico is part of the ongoing efforts of Dengue v2V to ensure that a dengue vaccine, once licensed, is readily available to those who need it most. The objectives of Dengue v2V include:• Documenting the human and economic burden of dengue• Providing guidance regarding vaccine adoption strategies based on clinical, epidemiological and other technical data• Making recommendations regarding the introduction of a dengue vaccine for routine and catch-up immunization The Puerto Rico meeting follows a regional meeting in Singapore in 2010 which focused on the introduction of a dengue vaccine into national immunisation programs in the Asia–Pacific region.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share 17 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

UNICEF and FF BiH are organising a match on the occasion of Džeko’s birthday

first_imgUNICEF and Football Federation of BiH are going to mark 27th birthday of Džeko with special match on the day of gathering of BIH team for the match of qualifications with Greece, on 18 March.On that way, the wish of the UNICEF ambassador and BiH team player to spend his birthday with children and to draw the attention on athletic abilities of children with difficulties was fulfilled.On that occasion, UNICEF representative Florence Bauer, President of FF BIH Dino Begić and executive director of Special Olympics in BiH Kada Delić will have a press conference on 15 March.last_img read more

A Bosnian and FIFA Bundesleagua champion wants to become a World champion

first_imgVirtual Bundesliga (VBL) champion, Mirza Jahic, faced to the world champion of the game FIFA 15, August Rosenmeier during the visit to Zurich on the occasion of the Golden ball award. Jahic gave an interview  for FIFA.com page after the match which he lost on penalties.“When they asked me if I want to play a friendly match against the FIWC world champion on the Golden ball award, I did not hesitate for even a second. I want to compete, my goal is to  be the best on the world. It was a great experience for me to play with currently the best, even it was just a friendly match“, said Jahic.24 year-old Mirza is the instructor of self-defense, he currently lives in Austria, where he leads his school of martial arts. When he is not on trainings, he plays FIFA 15. He discovered a “recipe“ through which he became a champion of VBL.“Virtual Bundesliga is the greatest tournament in Germany, and the winner wins the title of best player in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. You have to stay focused all the time and believe in yourself. Germany has a lot of great players. It is very hard to be the best“, said Jahic.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more