Army lab closing in on dengue fever vaccine

The Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangkok, which the U.S. Army has operated with the Royal Thai Army for 50 years, expects to have a vaccine for dengue fever commercially available within the next decade. The mosquito-borne disease, which leads to half a million hospitalizations a year worldwide, has infected American soldiers. "All we care about is that we get a vaccine that protects soldiers," said the institute's director of dengue vaccine development. "Fortunately, a lot of our concerns are also global health concerns."

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