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PARIS — French drug maker Sanofi, developing the first vaccine against dengue fever, said its product reduced disease cases by 60.8% in a its large-scale and final clinical trial. 

Employees work in the cell-culture unit at the French drug maker Sanofi Pasteur's vaccine unit plant in Neuville-sur-Saone, near Lyon, in this March 14, 2014 file picture. The first vaccine against dengue fever, from France's Sanofi, reduced disease cases by 60.8% in a its large-scale and final clinical trial. (Reuters photo)

Sanofi has invested more than 1.3 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in the project, undertaking two decades of research on the world's fastest-growing tropical disease. In 2013, Thailand alone saw more than 120,000 cases and an estimated 120 deaths.

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