Mosquito Wars: Would You Choose GMO "Mutants," Pesticides, Or Dengue?
The level of fear mongering over the announcement of proposals to release genetically modified mosquitoes rather baffles me. For those who may not follow infectious disease news, there is an explosion of nasty mosquito borne viral infections in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America—specifically Chikungunya, which I wrote about last week, and dengue. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

FDA debates releasing GMO mosquitoes into Florida Keys
Fierce public resistance in battle against Dengue and chikungunya as many fear insects' altered DNA could enter human bloodstream (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could Be Released in Florida
Scientists could release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys in an attempt to kill off insects that spread the diseases dengue and chikungunya—if their proposal wins regulatory approval. The male mosquitoes, created by British biotech firm Oxitec, are engineered to keep their partners from producing offspring when they mate in the wild, the Sun Sentinel reports. The number of mosquitoes capable of spreading the diseases would be reduced if enough wild mosquitoes mate with the genetically modified population. “This is essentially using a mosquito as a drug to cure disease,” Mich...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized animals chikungunya Dengue Disease Florida Genetically Modified Organisms health viral disease Source Type: news

Consider Caribbean Virus Before Treating RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Chikungunya is spreading, and bringing persistent arthritis with it. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Top medicine articles for January 2015
A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Nearly half of high school students had ever tried tobacco in 2013, and nearly a quarter were current users http://buff.ly/1xw5dCeEvery Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs – study published in journal Microbiome. Kissing is a courtship behavior unique to humans and is common in over 90% of known cultures http://buff.ly/1qoEsxyGeneric Versions of ADHD Drug Concerta Not Therapeutically Equivalent - FDA http://buff.ly/1qNSCCUColors used in tattoo ink need to be absolutely water-insoluble. That alone makes them a health risk. Only two thirds of the ink us...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 23, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Health News of the Day Source Type: news

Global Health: Study Suggests Way to Fight Asian Tiger Mosquito
The disease-carrying pest appears to spread along highways in Panama, suggesting that spraying cars and trucks could combat the mosquito. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Mosquitoes Panama Public Library of Science (PLoS) Chikungunya Virus Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Source Type: news

Global Health: Study Suggests Way to Fight Asian Tiger Mosquito
The disease-carrying pest appears to spread along highways in Panama, suggesting that spraying cars and trucks could combat the mosquito. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 19, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Mosquitoes Panama Public Library of Science (PLoS) Chikungunya Virus Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Source Type: news

Global Virus Network to host Jan. 27 webinar for businesses on Chikungunya outbreak in the Americas
(Global Virus Network) The Global Virus Network, a coalition of the world's leading medical virologists working together to prevent illness and death from viral disease, will host a webinar for business leaders on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at 1 pm EST to discuss the ongoing outbreak of Chikungunya in the Americas and its implications for the private sector. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chikungunya Virus (Chikungunya Infection)
Title: Chikungunya Virus (Chikungunya Infection)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/15/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - January 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘Super Mosquito’ Resistant to Malaria Insecticide Found in Mali
Interbreeding between two mosquito species has created a new “super” species that is resistant to bed nets treated with malaria insecticide, a new study has found. The species has been found in the West African country of Mali and, according to research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is a result of an evolutionary change caused by the introduction of the treated nets to the environment. The treated nets have been credited with helping reduce the number of malaria deaths over the past decade. The World Health Organization reports deaths have decreased by 47 percent sinc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Insects Source Type: news

Scientists explain spread of chikungunya vector
The tropical disease chikungunya began twisting Western tongues in July when the first locally transmitted case was reported in Florida. Spotted in the Caribbean just last year, the disease spread explosively throughout the Americas in 2014. Chikungunya's arrival in Panama prompted Smithsonian scientists to examine how human activity spreads its mosquito vector and the serious implications this has for disease ecology everywhere. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lindsay Lohan has chikungunya virus: What is it?
Actress is infected with a mosquito-borne virus that's becoming increasingly common (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lindsay Lohan Sick With Chikungunya Virus
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Journal Scan: Chikungunya Fever Coming to an ED Near You
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - December 31, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Journal Scan Source Type: news

Parade of Pathogens in 2014
(MedPage Today) -- Old infectious enemies (measles) and new ones (Chikungunya) caused disease at home and abroad. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - December 28, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Surveillance, Household Investigations to Detect ChikungunyaSurveillance, Household Investigations to Detect Chikungunya
Household-based cluster investigations identified additional cases of this mosquito-borne virus that had not been previously reported. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

The 2014 Hit Parade: Infectious Disease Stories of the Year The 2014 Hit Parade: Infectious Disease Stories of the Year
John Bartlett shares his insights about the year's ID headlines, from Ebola to Chikungunya, and everything in between. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Chikungunya: 11 Locally Spread Cases Confirmed‏ in FloridaChikungunya: 11 Locally Spread Cases Confirmed‏ in Florida
Chikungunya virus infection has now spread locally in Florida, and Puerto Rico has widespread Chikungunya activity, according to a recent report from the CDC. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Transmission of Chikungunya Virus in the Continental United States — Florida, 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 5, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chikungunya Cases Identified Through Passive Surveillance and Household Investigations — Puerto Rico, May 5–August 12, 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 5, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

InFocus: Forgotten but Not Gone: Chikungunya
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - December 1, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: InFocus Source Type: news

Symptoms of Chikungunya Virus Mimic Rheumatoid ArthritisSymptoms of Chikungunya Virus Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chikungunya virus is often accompanied by joint pain that can persist for months or years and has a serum cytokine profile similar to that of patients with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Mexico detects first case of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has detected its first domestic case of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya in the southwest of the country, the state government of Chiapas said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chikungunya: Clinicians Should Caution Travelers, CDC Says Chikungunya: Clinicians Should Caution Travelers, CDC Says
Clinicians should recommend mosquito bite prevention for patients traveling to the Caribbean and should consider this disease for differential diagnosis in patients who have traveled recently. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Still a Concern for American Travelers: CDC
Painful infection is common in Caribbean, and Central and South America (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Still a Concern for American Travelers
Painful infection is common in Caribbean, and Central and South America Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Traveler's Health, Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Fight Viral Epidemics In The Future
By: Rachael Rettner Published: 11/05/2014 09:44 AM EST on LiveScience Emerging viral diseases are at the center of health news right now. The most significant of them, in terms of human cases and death toll, is the re-emergence of Ebola virus, which is causing the biggest outbreak of the disease in history. But there is also chikungunya fever, which appeared in the United States for the first time in July, and enterovirus D68, a previously rare disease causing an outbreak of respiratory illness among U.S. children. Humans have come a long way in preventing viral diseases over the last century. Today, children in the U.S...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chikungunya – France
On 21 October 2014, WHO was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for France of 4 cases of chikungunya locally-acquired infection in Montpellier, France. The cases were confirmed by tests conducted by the French National Reference Laboratory for arboviruses on 20 October 2014. This is the first time that locally-acquired transmission of chikungunya has been detected in France since 2010. The 4 cases of chikungunya infection occurred within the same family, with symptoms onset between 20 September and 12 October. The cases live in Montpellier in the vicinity of a chikungunya case imported from Cameroon. The cases have n...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 23, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: neglected tropical disease [subject], tropical disease [subject], Disease outbreak news [doctype], European Region [region], France [country] Source Type: news

Debilitating Chikungunya Virus Hits the USDebilitating Chikungunya Virus Hits the US
The virus has spread rapidly in the Americas, causing debilitating acute disease and persistent pain. Symptoms overlap with the Dengue virus, but severe joint pain is a hallmark of Chikungunya. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Do Mosquitoes Spread Ebola?
Mosquitoes spread a number of life-threatening illnesses, but can they spread Ebola? Thankfully, the answer is no, and the reason has to do wtih the unusual feeding and egg-laying cycle of female mosquitoes. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 17, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By DONALD G. MCNEIL JR. Tags: Malaria Ask Well Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Yellow Fever Body Ebola Virus Chikungunya Virus medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Do Mosquitoes Spread Ebola?
Mosquitoes spread a number of life-threatening illnesses, but can they spread Ebola? Thankfully, the answer is no, and the reason has to do wtih the unusual feeding and egg-laying cycle of female mosquitoes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. MCNEIL JR. Tags: Malaria Ask Well Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Yellow Fever Body Ebola Virus Chikungunya Virus medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Do Mosquitos Spread Ebola?
Mosquitos spread a number of life-threatening illnesses, but can they spread Ebola? Thankfully, the answer is no, and the reason has to do wtih the unusual feeding and egg-laying cycle of female mosquitoes. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 17, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By DONALD G. MCNEIL JR. Tags: Malaria Ask Well Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Yellow Fever Body Ebola Virus Chikungunya Virus medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Do Mosquitos Spread Ebola?
Mosquitos spread a number of life-threatening illnesses, but can they spread Ebola? Thankfully, the answer is no, and the reason has to do wtih the unusual feeding and egg-laying cycle of female mosquitoes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. MCNEIL JR. Tags: Malaria Ask Well Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Yellow Fever Body Ebola Virus Chikungunya Virus medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Do Mosquitos Spread Ebola?
Mosquitos spread a number of life-threatening illnesses, but can they spread Ebola? Thankfully, the answer is no, and the reason has to do wtih the unusual feeding and egg-laying cycle of female mosquitoes. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 17, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By DONALD G. MCNEIL JR. Tags: Malaria Ask Well Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Yellow Fever Body Ebola Virus Chikungunya Virus medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus likely to reach Mexico- health ministry
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is very likely to join the list of countries to register cases of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya, a senior health ministry official said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chikungunya: New CDC Website Predicts Spread in United States Chikungunya: New CDC Website Predicts Spread in United States
The website models are designed to predict the likelihood of infected travelers arriving in various cities and of local transmission. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What is Chikungunya Virus?
Can you tell me anything about this chikungunya virus that seems to be spreading in the U.S.? I heard it is related to dengue fever. How serious is it? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - October 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

El Salvador says nearly 30,000 infected with mosquito-borne chikungunya
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador has detected nearly 30,000 cases of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya, and has undertaken measures to prevent the disease-carrying mosquitoes breeding, the head of the country's emergency services said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chikungunya Virus Concern Growing Chikungunya Virus Concern Growing
Experts express growing concern about the spread of chikungunya virus, alert providers about its presentation, diagnosis, and management. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chikungunya's Rapid Spread in the Western Hemisphere (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD U.S. clinicians should advise patients traveling to areas with chikungunya transmission to use antivector measures, two physicians recommend … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 23, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

6 Ways Climate Change is Making Us Sick
MoreThe High Risks of High Summer TemperaturesToledo’s Contaminated Water: Here’s What Went WrongDengue Fever Infections in Florida Make Health Experts Wary of Mosquito-Borne OutbreakJust a day after the People’s Climate March, one of the largest international environmental marches, a new analysis of 56 studies on climate change-related health problems shows that increasingly, global temperatures and severe weather events will continue to have a major impact on global health. MoreEbola ‘Pretty Much Contained’ in Senegal and NigeriaEbola Lockdown in Sierra Leone Finds 150 New CasesWhere Is She?...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized climate change Deforestation dengue fever Fossil fuels heat-related illness Infectious Disease respiratory disease tropical disease Source Type: news

Differentiating Chikungunya From Dengue: A Clinical ChallengeDifferentiating Chikungunya From Dengue: A Clinical Challenge
CDC provides detailed advice on diagnosing and managing dengue and chikungunya. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Chikungunya in Americas, Polypill & Adherence, Nevada Internist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 10, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Global Health: Mosquito-Borne Viruses Hit Japan and the U.S.
Mosquito-borne viruses are showing up unexpectedly in affluent countries where they have been largely unknown. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus Source Type: news

Global Health: Mosquito-Borne Viruses Hit Japan and the U.S.
Mosquito-borne viruses are showing up unexpectedly in affluent countries where they have been largely unknown. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 8, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Dengue Fever Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus Source Type: news

Chikungunya Vaccine Shows Promise
A chikungunya vaccine gave encouraging results in an early-stage clinical trial. A vaccine could prevent outbreaks of the disease, which recently reached the U.S. mainland. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - August 25, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

Chikungunya: Out of Africa, at Our Front DoorChikungunya: Out of Africa, at Our Front Door
Chikungunya is not just a travel-related illness anymore. Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, offers the latest guidance for clinicians. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 22, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Aortic Valve Clinical Pearl, Chikungunya Vaccine, Phoenix Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 22, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test
Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news