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

Invasion of Americas by mosquito-borne virus likely
While media attention has been focused recently on coronavirus cases in the Arabian peninsula and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts note that another threat lies in the spread of Chikungunya fever, an illness that is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause fever, joint and muscle pain, headaches, and rashes. While it does not often cause death, the symptoms can be severe and disabling, with no treatment available. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chikungunya fever: Invasion of Americas by mosquito-borne virus is likely, experts say
While media attention has been focused recently on coronavirus cases in the Arabian peninsula and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts note that another threat lies in the spread of Chikungunya fever, an illness that is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause fever, joint and muscle pain, headaches, and rashes. While it does not often cause death, the symptoms can be severe and disabling, with no treatment available. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Invasion of the Americas by mosquito-borne virus likely
(Wiley) While media attention has been focused recently on coronavirus cases in the Arabian peninsula and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts note that another threat lies in the spread of Chikungunya fever, an illness that is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause fever, joint and muscle pain, headaches, and rashes. While it does not often cause death, the symptoms can be severe and disabling, with no treatment available. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week?s topics include salt and hypertension, chikungunya in the U.S., flexible sigmoidoscopy and colorectal cancer, and body mass index and cancer. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 16, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Global Update: New Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus
All participants in the first phase of the trial developed antibodies that lasted at least six months, suggesting the vaccine may provide long-term protection against the chikungunya virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Caribbean Area Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus Lancet, The (Journal) South America Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Global Update: New Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus
All participants in the first phase of the trial developed antibodies that lasted at least six months, suggesting the vaccine may provide long-term protection against the chikungunya virus. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 16, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Caribbean Area Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus Lancet, The (Journal) South America Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine aims to protect against mosquito-borne virus
Nearly 600 cases of the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya have been reported in the U.S. so far this year. Researchers at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases say an experimental vaccine is showing promise. CBS News' Susan McGinnis reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental chikungunya vaccine shows promise
Researchers report success with the first human trial of a vaccine to protect against painful mosquito-borne illness (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D could affect female fertility
In vitro fertilization could be affected by the Vitamin D level of the mother. Also, the newly developed Chikungunya vaccine is doing well in trials. Brian Webb reports on the day's top health news. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Induces Robust Antibody Response
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Related MedlinePlus Page: Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chikungunya threat inspires new DARPA challenge
Defense Department announces prize for infectious disease forecasting model (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus
Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental chikungunya vaccine shows promise in human trial
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental vaccine being developed by U.S. government scientists to prevent the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya has shown promise in its first human trials but remains years away from approval for widespread use. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experimental chikungunya vaccine induces robust antibody response
An experimental vaccine to prevent the mosquito-borne viral illness chikungunya elicited neutralizing antibodies in all 25 adult volunteers who participated in a recent early-stage clinical trial. The most distinctive symptom of chikungunya infection is severe joint pain accompanied by headache and fever. There are currently no vaccines or specific drug treatments for chikungunya. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus
Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental chikungunya vaccine induces robust antibody response
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An experimental vaccine to prevent the mosquito-borne viral illness chikungunya elicited neutralizing antibodies in all 25 adult volunteers who participated in a recent early-stage clinical trial conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The results are reported in the current issue of the Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 14, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

VIDEO: Chikungunya virus hits Caribbean
The Caribbean has been hit hard by the painful, mosquito-borne disease chikungunya. Lorena Arroyo reports from the Dominican Republic, home to half of all the Caribbean cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I-Team: Airport refuses to post health alert, cites 'aesthetics'
Six people in the greater New Orleans area have been infected with the chikungunya virus this summer; all contracted the virus while traveling to the Caribbean. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of chikungunya cases spike in New York and New Jersey as virus spreads rapidly
(NaturalNews) The number of cases of the painful, mosquito-borne virus chikungunya spiked in New York and New Jersey in the last week of July, raising new fears for the potential that the disease will gain a permanent foothold along the U.S. East Coast."The arrival of chikungunya... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More in New York, New Jersey Infected With Chikungunya: CDCMore in New York, New Jersey Infected With Chikungunya: CDC
Cases of chikungunya virus, a painful, mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean in recent months, spiked higher in New York and New Jersey in the past week, according to new federal data. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What is chikungunya fever and should I be worried?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More in New York, New Jersey infected with chikungunya: CDC
(Reuters) - Cases of chikungunya virus, a painful, mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean in recent months, spiked higher in New York and New Jersey in the past week, according to new federal data. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chikungunya Hits Mainland
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Page: Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer first aid tips for parents
Meaghan O’Keeffe, RN, BSN, is a mother, writer and nurse. She worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for nearly a decade, in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pre-op Clinic.  She is a regular contributor to Thriving. Summer provides ample opportunity for enjoying nature, playing outside and gazing at skies full of stars. But some of the side effects of all that outside time—scrapes, stings and other minor injuries—can take some of the fun out of summer. Here’s a quick refresher on some basic first aid every parent should know this time of year. Insect stings and bites When it co...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 23, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts child safety Meaghan O'Keefe Parenting summer safety Source Type: news

Threatwatch: Chikungunya virus hits the US and Europe
Locally acquired cases of chikungunya virus have been identified in the US for the first time, while cases soar in Europe and Central America (Source: New Scientist - Epidemics and Pandemics)
Source: New Scientist - Epidemics and Pandemics - July 23, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Threat Rises in U.S. From Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya VirusThreat Rises in U.S. From Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus
The first two locally acquired cases of a painful mosquito-borne viral illness, chikungunya, have been reported in Florida, health officials confirmed. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

First local chikungunya case
Chikungunya -- a tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop like having your bones crushed -- has finally taken up residence in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's here: First local cases of chikungunya
Chikungunya -- a mosquito-borne tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop -- has taken up residence in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's here: First local cases of mosquito-borne chikungunya reported in U.S.
Chikungunya -- a tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop like having your bones crushed -- has finally taken up residence in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fla. Announces 2nd Locally Acquired Chikungunya Case
(MedPage Today) -- Shortly after the CDC announced that the first domestically acquired case of chikungunya virus infection had been confirmed in Florida, state authorities there said they had identified a second. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 18, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC lab problems have ripple effect
The lab mishaps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are having "broad impacts," compromising care for patients with diseases like tuberculosis and chikungunya and potentially slowing work overseas on Ebola and MERS, according to a CDC o... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's here: First local case of mosquito-borne chikungunya reported in U.S.
Chikungunya -- a tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop like having your bones crushed -- has finally taken up residence in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.
Title: 1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/17/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - July 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First case of chikungunya virus contracted in U.S.
The CDC reports a man in Florida caught the mosquito-borne virus that's been taking the Caribbean by storm (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First local-born case of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus reported in U.S.
Chikungunya -- a tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop like having your bones crushed -- has finally taken up residence in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ripple effect from CDC lab problems
The lab mishaps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are having "broad impacts," compromising care for patients with diseases like tuberculosis and chikungunya and potentially slowing work overseas on Ebola and MERS, according to a CDC official. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 in Florida Said to Catch Fever Found in Tropics
The first domestically acquired cases of Chikungunya fever, a tropical disease that causes severe joint pain, were found in two Florida residents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Dengue Fever Chikungunya fever Florida Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Mosquitoes Texas Joints (Body Part) Source Type: news

First Chikungunya Case Acquired in US Reported in FloridaFirst Chikungunya Case Acquired in US Reported in Florida
The first case of locally acquired mosquito-born chikungunya virus in the United States has been confirmed in a Florida man, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

CDC Reports First Likely Chikungunya Virus Transmission in U.S. (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The first locally acquired case of chikungunya has been reported … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 18, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Threat rises in U.S. from mosquito-borne chikungunya virus
MIAMI (Reuters) - The first two locally acquired cases of a painful mosquito-borne viral illness, chikungunya, have been reported in Florida, the health officials confirmed on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

1st Case of Locally Acquired Chikungunya Virus Reported in U.S.
Patient is unidentified Florida man; mosquito-borne illness can be painful but is seldom fatal, CDC says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insect Bites and Stings, Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Reports First Domestic Chikungunya Case in U.S.
ATLANTA (MedPage Today) -- The first case of chikungunya virus infection acquired within the continental U.S. has been reported by the CDC. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 17, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Debilitating chikungunya reported in US
Chikungunya -- a tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop like having your bones crushed -- has finally taken up residence in the United States. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two NH Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus
CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire health officials are reporting two cases of the Chikungunya virus in people. Both people had recently traveled to the Caribbean, where outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness have been occurring. The two cases mark the only identified cases in New Hampshire of the virus to date. This past weekend, Boston health officials reported four cases among residents, and last month, RI health officials reported two cases. The most common symptoms of Chikungunya infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, and rash. It is typically not ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: steve saleeba Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Caribbean CBS Boston Chikungunya Mosquitoes New Hampshire Virus WBZ Source Type: news

Chikungunya reported in the Boston area
Four people in the Boston area have been diagnosed with chikungunya, a viral disease spread to people by way of mosquitoes. Typically, outbreaks of the disease are restricted to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. But as of late, there has been an increase in reported cases in the Caribbean islands, which some believe may eventually lead to more cases in the U.S. “With the disease now appearing more frequently in islands neighboring the U.S., it’s quite possible we’ll begin seeing more cases of infected travelers bringing chikungunya home with them,” says Jeffrey Dvorin, MD, PhD,...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 8, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts infecious disease mosquitoes Source Type: news