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"Programmed to Kill: Dengue Fever" on History

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Dengue threatens three billion people today and infects 390 million every year. It is incurable. There are no anti-viral drugs to treat it.The film takes an in-depth look at Dengue, unlocking the secrets to why it is extremely difficult to treat and manage, and how the virus returns with a vengeance if survivors are re-infected.

Scientists and physicians reveal the inside story of the world’s most debilitating, rapidly spreading and prevalent mosquito-borne viral disease on the planet. They share their fears and frustrations in tackling this seemingly undefeatable enemy.

But, there is hope. In 2016, the world’s first-ever Dengue vaccine will be released. An historic breakthrough for medical science, 230 years since the disease was first detected.

History is on Starhub Channel 401.

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