Mapping disease outbreaks in urban settings using mobile phone data

(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) A new EPFL and MIT study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data -- information that can prove vital in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
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Conclusion: Better management practices and timely reporting can reduce the risk factors associated with the disease. PMID: 31803773 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Arthropod Borne Dis Source Type: research
ConclusionDengue virus is an important pathogen in Burkina Faso, accounting for a substantial proportion of non-malarial fevers both during and outside outbreak, but is only infrequently suspected by clinicians. Additional longitudinal data would help to further define characteristics of dengue for improved case detection and surveillance.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
by Chun-Yin Yeh, Bing-Ze Lu, Wei-Jie Liang, Yu-Chen Shu, Kun-Ta Chuang, Po-Lin Chen, Wen-Chien Ko, Nai-Ying Ko BackgroundHepatic dysfunction and coagulopathy are common in acute dengue illness. We analyzed the trajectories of the above parameters in the survivors and fatal patients in the outbreak in Tainan, 2015. MethodsA retrospective study was conducted using data from a tertiary hospital between January and December 2015. Multilevel modeling (MLM) was used to identify the changes in aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and platelet counts from Day 0 to Da...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Rising temperatures linked to outbreaks of dengue fever high in the Kathmandu Valley, experts say•Global heating behind record number of cases of the diseaseLilawati Awasthi is used to the risks that come from living in a remote mountainous district in the far west of Nepal. Floods, landslides and treacherous roads are a part of daily life. But this year she faced a new hazard: mosquitoes carrying a mystery illness.When she began to feel sick in September she was not overly concerned at first. “I thought it was a simple fever, but it wouldn’t go away,” says the 50-year-old. “We went to the hosp...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Nepal Infectious diseases Climate change Environment Global development South and Central Asia Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news
ConclusionsClimate and environmental conditions are key factors influencing the seasonal distribution ofAe. albopictus in China. The areas predicted to potentially hostAe. albopictus seasonally in the present study could reach northeastern China and the eastern slope of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Our results present new evidence and suggest the expansion of systematic vector population monitoring activities and regular re-assessment of epidemic risk potential.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
On 6 November 2019, the Spanish authorities reported a likely sexual transmission of dengue between two men who have sex with men (MSM) in the municipality of Madrid in central Spain.
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news
This report shows the need for an efficient surveillance system to control the spread of this virus in the population and suggests the use of saliva and urine samples as an alternative for the detection of OROV when serum samples are not available. PMID: 31787741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala -In eastern Sudan, the University of Kassala announced the suspension of study and evaluations, owing to the spread of dengue fever in the city.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Dengue fever is prevalent in the world; in recent years, several outbreaks occurred in West Africa. It affects pregnant women. We aimed to assess the consequences of dengue fever on pregnant women and their fe...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract In 2013, cases of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection were first detected in the Caribbean. Chikungunya virus rapidly spread through Central and South America, causing explosive outbreaks in naive populations. Since its emergence in 2004, the number of case and series reports describing severe, atypical manifestations seen in chikungunya patients has increased substantially, calling into question whether clinicians and health services are failing to diagnose these atypical cases because of not only insufficient knowledge but also limitations in the case classification. Although this classification based o...
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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