Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras

Honduras is battling an especially deadly outbreak of dengue fever, with at least 135 people dead from dengue there this year, nearly two-thirds of them children
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This article provides a vision of integrated eco-friendly and sustainable behavioral communication change (BCC), biological control preparedness and resilience approaches, and innovations implementation in Saudi Arabia and GCC for the purpose of controlling the threat of Aedes-linked vector-borne viral diseases. Implementing innovative Aedes-linked arboviral preventive and resilient control measures is pivotal in improving community-based surveillance-response systems, BCC multidisciplinary and empowerment methods, and in enhancing community social mobilization and risk communication strategies. Moreover, boosting social, ...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
[New Times] Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) who held a meeting in Kigali on Friday to discuss regional countries' preparedness for Ebola and Dengue fever are concerned that there is no common regional policy, practice or guidelines on responding to an outbreak of epidemic diseases.
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Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds and punishingly slow pace smashed entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas, killing at least 50 people. But now, Bahamians are facing a different kind of threat. The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Bahamians in the hardest-hit areas are already suffering from cuts and gashes caused by widespread debris and wreckage. But now aid groups are saying survivors are beginning to show signs of gastrointestinal issues from contaminated water. Those with chronic illnesses are struggling without access to t...
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Abstract Dengue remains a major public health problem in the Philippines. Here, we determined the circulating serotypes in the Philippines during the 2015-2017 outbreaks by using a total of 678 serum samples that were collected from 537 individual dengue patients. Following an increase in the percentage of DENV-4 patients in recent years, we conducted a comprehensive molecular epidemiology analysis on the DENV-4 strains isolated recently in the Philippines. While two genotypes of DENV-4 have been isolated in the Philippines since 1956, the GI and GIIa which were the DENV-4 strains isolated in this study were close...
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
by Sheila B. Agha, David P. Tchouassi, Michael J. Turell, Armanda D. S. Bastos, Rosemary Sang Urbanization is one of the major drivers of dengue epidemics globally. In Kenya, an intriguing pattern of urban dengue virus epidemics has been documented in which recurrent epidemics are reported from the coastal city of Mombasa, whereas no outbreaks occur in the two major inland cities of Kisumu and Nairobi. In an attempt to understand the entomological risk factors underlying the observed urban dengue epidemic pattern in Kenya, we evaluated vector density, human feeding patterns, vector genetics, and prevailing environmental t...
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We read with interest the recent research article by Wang Ligui et al. studying the epidemic characteristics of the 2014 dengue outbreak in Guangdong Province, China.1 Dengue has recently emerged or re-emerged in many countries worldwide with the number of cases and the range of the virus increasing annually. Taiwan has experienced two large dengue outbreaks in the recent decade with high morbidity and mortality noted. Reports from Taiwan Center for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) indicated that the major dengue epidemics occurred in the south of Taiwan, mainly in the two southern cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study identified an asymptomatic ZIKV infection in a blood donor occurring before those previously recognized by blood donation screening. NAT and PR continue to be used as acceptable strategies to prevent transfusion-transmitted arboviral infections worldwide; however, repeated arboviral outbreaks warrant consideration of PR as a more proactive approach. PMID: 31407817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
The Philippines Department of Health on Tuesday declared the country's outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic. It said the Philippines has recorded 98 per cent more cases than in the same period in 2018, resulting in 622 deaths.
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The Philippines' Department of Health has declared the country's outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic.
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Abstract The incidence of dengue is increasing in Guangdong, China, with the largest outbreak to date in 2014. Widespread awareness of epidemiological and molecular characteristics of the dengue virus (DENV) is required. In 2014, we isolated the virus from patients and sequenced its genome. The sequences of DENV isolated from Guangdong and other countries screened since 2005 were studied to establish molecular evolutionary databases along with epidemiological data to explore its epidemiological, phylogenetic, and molecular characteristics. Causes underlying the occurrence of the dengue epidemic included importatio...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
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