Via allAfrica.com, a report in The Star: Kenya: Scientists Unveil First Ever Drug to Cure Dengue Fever. Excerpt and then some more links:
Local medics have welcomed development of a drug that can completely cure dengue fever.
Although the malaria-like disease is not a threat in Kenya, two outbreaks in 2011 and mid this year have rattled health officials because it is highly infectious.
It had no cure until last week's announcement by Australian scientists that a drug has been developed after a years of trials.
Scientists said clinical trials in Indonesia proved the drug, called 98aliveTM, kills all four strains of the dengue virus.
"A dosage of 300mg twice daily completely decreased the viral load of all four strains of the dengue virus at a rate of 96.67 per cent," said the scientists in a statement. The manufacturer - called 98 Alive Pty Ltd - said the drug is now available globally on both an individual and commercial scale.
A dengue outbreak at the Kenyan coast this year affected at least 120 people. Head of epidemics prevention in Kenya Dr Shahnaz Sharif told the Star although the disease is endemic in parts of the country, it's not a threat.
"For instance, by last week there were zero cases reported. We hardly get death from dengue unless the patient had other underlying problems which may have weakened immunity," he said.
All well and good, but when you Google "max reynolds dengue" (Max Reynolds being the head of 98 Alive), you get reports like this: Dengue cure labelled 'wild and unsubstantiated' and Dengue fever cure claims a fraud: QLD Health.