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Surprising New Dengue Virus Throws a Spanner in Disease Control Efforts

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Science  25 Oct 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6157, pp. 415
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6157.415

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At a meeting this week in Bangkok, scientists announced the discovery of the first new dengue serotype in a half century. For vaccine developers who have struggled to make a preparation effective against the four known serotypes, factoring in a fifth may be a major headache.