Chikungunya – Congo (The)
On 9 February 2019, the government of Congo officially declared an outbreak of chikungunya virus disease. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Travelers to Thailand at Risk of Chikungunya Virus Infection Travelers to Thailand at Risk of Chikungunya Virus Infection
Confirmed cases of chikungunya virus in travelers returning from Thailand's tourist areas mean that visitors to the country are at increased risk, and the virus may spread to other nations, researchers warn.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Chikungunya Virus Disease; Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 4/2019. This six-page report, based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on December 10, 2018, details how in 2017, 10 countries reported 548 cases of chikungunya virus disease, of which 461 (84.1 percent) were confirmed. For the first time since 2014, autochthonous chikungunya cases were reported from continental Europe by France (n=17) and Italy (n=277). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate Change May Mean More Risky Mosquitoes
In the United States, where Zika cases have occurred in warmer areas in the last several years, dengue and chikungunya could also become wider threats, the study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modelled climate change impact on mosquito-borne virus transmission
(PLOS) Mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, already threaten over a billion people globally. A study published on March 28, 2019, in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases predicts that climate change and rising global temperatures will lead to both increased and new exposures to humans of diseases carried by mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aedes-Transmitted Arbovirus Infections in the Americas Aedes-Transmitted Arbovirus Infections in the Americas
What are the challenges and implications to public health presented by the rising incidence in the Americas of arboviral infections such as dengue, zika, yellow fever, and chikungunya?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Engaging monocytes to battle Chikungunya
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Balasubramani, A. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Study traces the origins of Chikungunya in Brazil
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) New evidence suggests that Chikungunya virus arrived in Brazil at least one year earlier than it was detected by public health surveillance systems. Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and Funda ç ã o Oswaldo Cruz published their findings in the journal Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Chikungunya Fever On the Rise in Eastern Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -A government report has shown more than 10,000 cases of chikungunya* fever in Sudan's Red Sea state over the past four months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zika and Chikungunya viruses: Diagnostic pitfalls
(German Center for Infection Research) Millions of people have contracted Zika and chikungunya virus infections since the outbreaks that have been striking Latin America since 2013. Particularly Zika-related malformations in newborns warrant reliable diagnostics. DZIF scientists from the Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin demonstrate the problems with the currently available diagnostics, particularly for Zika virus detection, and develop combined testing methods that have higher reliability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chikungunya Virus Infection
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sofosbuvir rids organism of chikungunya and yellow fever viruses
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Sofosbuvir is already used to treat hepatitis C and has passed all human use approval tests, so it can be fairly easily deployed if the chikungunya epidemic forecast for the next two years materializes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fund Open-Source Global Disease Tracker; May Be Useful Resource for Microbiology Laboratories
Cloud-based platform—IDseq—shows potential to track the causes and spread of infectious diseases worldwide using metagenomic data Here’s the latest example of how big data and related technologies can give physicians—as well as microbiologists and clinical pathologists—a new tool for understanding infectious disease and tracking outbreaks anywhere in the world. This project is being funded and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 17, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations anatomic pathology Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chan Zuckerberg Initiative chikungunya Source Type: news

A tip sheet on how to prevent dengue fever
(Natural News) Mosquitoes can easily transmit diseases – such as Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, and dengue – with just one bite. Among these diseases, dengue has the highest risk of mortality, which is very worrisome since it is also the quickest to spread across the world. The risk of getting dengue significantly increases during the monsoon season since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Medics - Chikungunya Infections On the Rise in Port Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -Health sources have pointed to a rise of rates of chikungunya fever infections in eastern districts of Port Sudan in Red Sea state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate
Global warming is posing immediate health hazards around the world and in the United States, from kidney disease to dengue fever, two new studies say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SOMINI SENGUPTA and KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS Tags: Global Warming Medicine and Health Greenhouse Gas Emissions Lancet, The (Journal) Floods Drought Chikungunya Virus Zika Virus Productivity Dengue Fever US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Source Type: news

Protection and Security Before, During, and After Insecticide Use
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 11/2018. This training package contains a series of training videos for vector control program workers in the Region of the Americas. Diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Chagas disease have become important public health problems; the successful use of pesticides depends on their appropriate use in controlling these diseases. These videos cover personal protective measures and biosafety (before, during, and after insecticide fogging); operation, calibration, and maintenance of public health equipment u...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improved mosquito reference genome assembly produced using long-read sequencing
(Bioscribe) A new comprehensive map of mosquito DNA has been assembled using long-read sequencing technology from California-based Pacific Biosciences. The improved reference genome assembly, published in Nature, could help scientists combat the pest and infectious diseases it spreads, including Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Chikungunya Emerges in South Darfur, Expert Hired for Advice
[Radio Dabanga] Tullus -Medical sources reported cases of chikungunya in Tullus locality in South Darfur. The ministry of health hired an expert to investigate prevention methods such as placing observatories at domestic flights. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Over 19,000 Cases of Chikungunya Reported Across the Country
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -In a recent update from the World Health Organization (WHO), seven states in Sudan, including Kassala, Red Sea, Al Gedaref, River Nile, Northern State, South Darfur, and Khartoum, have reported cases of chikungunya between 31 May and 2 October 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chikungunya – Sudan
On 31 May 2018, the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) of the Red Sea State in Sudan reported four suspected cases of chikungunya fever from Swakin locality, in Red Sea State. Among the signs and symptoms were sudden onset of fever, headache, joint pain and swelling, muscle pain and/or inability to walk. The first suspected case of chikungunya in the neighboring Kassala State was reported on 8 August 2018, in a male travelling from the Red Sea State. Since then cases have been reported in three localities of the State (Kassala, West Kassala and Rural Kassala). On 10 August, among 24 collected blood samples, 22 samples tested ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Sudan:Four More Die of Chikungunya in Kassala, Eastern Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala / Jebeit -Four people, including a child and a woman, died of chikungunya fever in Kassala. In Red Sea state, three new cases were recorded in a students' dormitory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan reports outbreak of mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in eastern state
More than 11,000 people in Sudan's eastern state of Kassala have been infected over the past month by Chikungunya, a debilitating mosquito-borne viral disease, but no deaths have been reported, a Sudanese official said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Warming Threatens Europe ’ s Public Health
Parched olive groves in northern Croatia, where West Nile Virus has already claimed one victim this year. West Nile Virus infections have sharply increased in Europe this year, the World Health Organisation says, largely due to a longer transmission season in the region which this year saw high temperatures and extended rainy spells followed by dry weather, helping mosquito breeding and propagation. Credit: Ed Holt/IPSBy Ed HoltVIENNA, Sep 13 2018 (IPS)Climate change and health experts are warning of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases sp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Europe Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Health and Environment Source Type: news

Europe facing growing threat of killer tropical diseases such as Zika, dengue fever and  encephalitis
Researchers predict a potential boom in the numbers of Zika, encephalitis, dengue fever and Chikungunya cases as high temperatures and global travel create the perfect storm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers look at 2 traditional South American plants to naturally treat dengue
(Natural News) A joint research effort by scientists from different Colombian universities investigated two common South American plants for potential antiviral properties. They found that the extract from the seeds of the mammee and the white milkwood could serve as a natural means of treating dengue fever and chikungunya fever. The two diseases are caused by different... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Somalia:How Poor Health in Somalia Hurts Mandera Locals
[Shabelle] Mandera is prone to outbreaks of chikungunya, cholera, dengue fever and polio because of proximity to Somalia and the nomadic lifestyle of residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

State and Territorial Health Agency Organizational Structures and Partnerships for Mosquito Control Management: Findings from ASTHO ’s 2017 Mosquito Control Survey
Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Published: 8/13/2018. This seven-page report presents findings from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) ’s 2017 Mosquito Control Survey, including information about mosquito control during emergency situations. The mosquito-borne disease information state and territorial public health agencies collect and submit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national surveillance system provi des an understanding of the risks of widespread mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, and helps to track th...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A sterile line of Aedes aegypti is developed to fight off arbovirosis
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In Brazil, male specimens with defective sperm are created in lab; manufacturing the transgenic mosquito in large scale could integrate coordinated strategies to control dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study explores risk factors linked to chikungunya and dengue outbreaks
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers analyzed chikungunya and dengue outbreak data from 76 countries over a period of 50 years, focusing on regions across the Indian Ocean. The analysis of 1959-2009 data revealed that population density and proximity to a country already experiencing an outbreak were the factors most closely associated with a country's own likelihood of experiencing an outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two South American plants evaluated by scientists, found to have powerful antiviral effects
(Natural News) Colombian researchers studied the bioactive compounds found in the mammee (Mammea americana) and the white milkwood (Tabernaemontana cymosa) for their effects on the dengue virus and chikungunya virus. They reported that extracts from the South American plants exerted powerful antiviral effects. They published their findings in the scientific journal BMC Complementary and Alternative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New insights on mosquitoes that spread disease
(Wiley) The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is a highly invasive species and a vector of multiple pathogens including various viruses, such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika. A new Medical and Veterinary Entomology study that evaluated the relationship between the mosquito's presence and habitat variables at a small scale provides important information for planning effective prevention and control campaigns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccine maker PaxVax tackles the unmet need posed by chikungunya virus
Transmitted by the same mosquitoes that spread Zika virus and dengue fever, the chikungunya virus is named for an African word meaning “to become contorted.” People infected with the alphavirus are afflicted with lasting joint pain that causes their backs to hunch over, according to the World Health Organization. The virus, which has cropped up in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, has no vaccine. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends that people traveling to countries with chikungunya virus use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants. But Nima Farzan thinks a v...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Pharmaceuticals National Institutes of Health (NIH) paxvax Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tanzania:Health Ministry Raises Alarm Over Chikungunya Fever
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Ministry of Health has alerted the public about the outbreak of chikungunya fever after four people were reported to be carrying the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne diseases in Europe: Containment strategy depends on when the alarm sets off
(Bocconi University) New research based on the Italian experience with outbreaks of Chikungunya, a disease borne by the tiger mosquito, in 2007 and 2017, shows that different vector control strategies are needed, depending on the time when the first cases are notified, 'thus providing useful indications supporting urgent decision-making of public health authorities in response to emerging mosquito-borne epidemics', Bocconi University's Alessia Melegaro says. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH-funded researchers identify target for chikungunya treatment
Chikungunya is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded researchers identify target for chikungunya treatment
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Scientists have identified a molecule found on human cells and some animal cells that could be a target for drugs against chikungunya virus infection and related diseases, according to new research published in the journal Nature. A team led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis conducted the research, which was funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why chikungunya, other arthritis-causing viruses target joints
(Washington University School of Medicine) Scientists have understood little about how chikungunya and related viruses cause arthritis. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the molecular handle that chikungunya grabs to get inside cells. The findings, published May 16 in the journal Nature, could lead to ways to prevent or treat disease caused by chikungunya and related viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dengue 'hot spots' provide map to chikungunya and Zika outbreaks
(Emory Health Sciences) Identifying dengue fever 'hot spots' can provide a predictive map for outbreaks of chikungunya and Zika -- two other viral diseases that, along with dengue, are spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vital Signs Teleconference: Vector-Borne Diseases: The Growing Threat
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/08/2018 This 27-minute teleconference focuses on new information about the nation's growing burden of disease from mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites, and the important role that state and local departments and vector control organizations have in controlling them. These vector-borne diseases include dengue, Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, Lyme disease, and plague. Speakers also discuss the Minnesota Department of Health Vectorborne Diseases Unit, and Mosquito Control Program in New Orleans. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tanzania:Break Up of New Disease Threatens Zanzibar
[New Times] Authorities in Zanzibar are struggling to control the spread of the" Chikungunya", a serious infections caused by mosquito - related virus said to have hit the Isles earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Rare Disease Hits Zanzibar Isles
[New Times] Dar es Salaam -Authorities in Zanzibar are struggling to control the spread of an outbreak dubbed "Chikungunya", a serious infectious disease caused by a mosquito-related virus said to have hit the isles earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds
Rates of Lyme, Zika and exotic new diseases are soaring. Federal officials blame hotter weather, jet travel, forested suburbs and slow vaccine development. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Ticks (Insects) Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus Global Warming Lyme Disease Zika Virus Malaria Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever St Maarten (Caribbean) United States Source Type: news

Global Health: Ticks and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds
Americans are getting Zika, dengue and Lyme diseases in increasing numbers. Warming weather and a lack of vaccines are among the causes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Ticks (Insects) Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus Global Warming Lyme Disease Zika Virus Malaria Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever St Maarten (Caribbean) United States Source Type: news

Diseases Spread By Insects Have More Than Tripled, CDC Says
In the United States, diseases spread by mosquito, flea and tick bites tripled from 2004 to 2016, federal health officials say in a new report. During that time, there were more than 640,000 cases of vector-borne diseases. “People really do need to take this seriously,” says Dr. Lyle Petersen, the director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new study—published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report—marks the first time the agency has collectively e...
Source: TIME: Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Kenya:Mombasa Residents Grapple With Mosquito-Borne Diseases
[Nation] Mombasa residents are still grappling with malaria, dengue and chikungunya as Governor Hassan Joho promises to eradicate the mosquito borne diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Do I Still Need to Worry About Zika?
Warmer weather signals the onset of vacations, destination weddings and—unfortunately—mosquitoes. Since the Zika virus emerged three years ago in the Americas, cases have declined, but many people wonder if they still need to consider the mosquito-borne disease when making travel plans. “The bottom line is yes,” says Dr. Paul Mead, a medical officer in the CDC’s division of vector-borne diseases: Americans do still need to take precautions to protect against Zika. The CDC recommends that pregnant couples who live or travel to areas with Zika (a list that currently includes countries in Africa,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime places with Zika zika travel Source Type: news

Kenya:Why Kenya Needs Policies to Tackle Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya is one of several countries across the world experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of the chikungunya and dengue viruses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news