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How Central New Yorkers helped fight dengue virus, with guest Adam Waickman, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Work toward a dengue virus vaccine involved Syracuse volunteers

Dengue virus is not commonly found in the continental U.S., but the mosquitoes that spread the disease are expanding into parts of the South and Southwestern United States. This is a disease that can cause mild flu-like symptoms in some people, and life-threatening hemorrhagic fever in others.  Adam Waickman, PhD, tells about the progress that’s been made -- with help from Central New Yorkers -- toward finding a possible treatment or vaccine. Waickman is an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at  Upstate.