A Climate Change-Driven Dengue Outbreak Has Been Described As The Caribbean ’s ‘Worst Medical Crisis Ever’

The number of individuals in the Americas having contracted dengue is approaching 3 million with at least 1,372 recorded deaths — the highest number of cases ever on record. Experts have pointed to climate change as one of the leading causes for the surge in numbers.
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Conclusion: These results suggest that if no vector control measures are considered to be in place, the risk of new arboviral outbreaks in Cabo Verde is high. The vector control strategy adopted must include measures of public health directed to domestic water storage and management.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Paraguay health officials said on Friday that deaths from dengue fever increased to 16 in the South American country's worst outbreak of the disease in the last decade, severely straining its health system.
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Dengue virus (DENV) infects hundreds of thousands of people annually in Indonesia. However, DENV sequence data from the country are limited, as samples from outbreaks must be shipped across long-distances to s...
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CONCLUSIONS: To prevent or mitigate the spread of future arboviral introductions and outbreaks, the public health response should focus on behavioral and cultural attitudes, emphasizing personal mosquito protection and mosquito control at the community level. Outbreak responses can also be enhanced through the use of advanced GIS techniques, such as hot-spot analysis, to provide situational awareness and guide response efforts. PMID: 32040922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Abstract A dengue outbreak occurred on Hawaii Island between September 2015 and March 2016. Entomological investigations were undertaken between December 2015 and February 2016 to determine which Aedes mosquito species were responsible for the outbreak. A total of 3,259 mosquitoes were collected using a combination of CDC autocidal gravid ovitraps, Biogents BG-Sentinel traps, and hand-nets; immature mosquitoes were collected during environmental surveys. The composition of species was Aedes albopictus (58%), Aedes aegypti (25%), Wyeomyia mitchelli (7%), Aedes vexans (5%), Culex quinquefasciatus (4%), and Aedes jap...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research
Conclusion: Dengue transmission appears sensitive to climatic variability. Elucidating the role of climatic factors in dengue fever helps in risk assessment and prevention of epidemics. PMID: 32003443 [PubMed - in process]
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Abstract The recent outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases (e.g., zika, dengue, and chikungunya) increased public health burden in developing countries. To control the spread of these infectious diseases, a simple, economic, reliable, sensitive, and selective diagnostic platform is required. Considering demand for affordable and accessible methods, we have demonstrated a two-step strategy for extraction and detection of viral RNAs of infectious diseases within 1 h. Ready-to-use devices for viral RNA extraction and detection were successfully fabricated using paper as a substrate. Viral RNA (e.g., zika, dengue, ...
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This study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitudes of nursing students regarding DF and the effectiveness of an education intervention to improve students' knowledge and attitude. An intervention study was conducted among 4th year nursing students of Tanta Faculty of Nursing using a self-administered predesigned validated questionnaire before and after introducing an educational session. The main DF information sources were formal teaching, social networks, television, and physicians. Less than half of the students (45.5%) had "good" knowledge grade after the intervention compared with only 7.2% in the pre-te...
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Analyst, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9AN02435B, PaperHyun Jin Yoo, Changyoon Baek, Min-Ho Lee, Junhong Min Owing to the worldwide frequent outbreak of dengue fever, highly sensitive but in situ simple process diagnostic devices are required. However, immune affinity-based methods have sensitivity issues and nucleic acid-based... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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