Sudan: Rift Valley Fever Suspected in Sudan's Red Sea State, Mycetoma Plagues El Gezira
[Radio Dabanga] Red Sea State / El Gezira -The deaths of large numbers of livestock and cases of fever among residents in Aryab in Sudan's Red Sea state, have raised concerns for the possible re-emergence of Rift Valley fever in the area. Mycetoma infections are plaguing El Gezira state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: We Found a Way to Trap Stable Flies - Their Dung Preferences Helped Us
[The Conversation Africa] Stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans) are cold-blooded pests. They feed on the blood of their hosts, which include cattle, camels, horses, dogs and humans. During their feeding they can mechanically transmit viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like West Nile fever, Rift Valley fever and anthrax. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Malaria Breached Epidemic Threshold in 2019
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -More than 1.8 million cases of malaria were reported from across Sudan so far in 2019, a sharp increase compared to previous years, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday. Cases of diphtheria, dengue fever, rift valley fever, chikungunya, and cholera continue to be recorded across the country, according to the Sudanese Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018; Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 12/2019. This three-page report on cases of Rift Valley fever is based on data for 2018 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on September 10, 2019. It found that for 2018, European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries did not report any cases of Rift Valley fever. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan: OCHA Sudan Sitrep - Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Ministry of Health has announced an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in the country. RVF task force committees have been activated in the most affected states of Red Sea and River Nile. Prices of locally grown stable foods began to decline with the start of the harvest in October, while prices of imported wheat increased, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in its latest Situation Report on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever – Republic of the Sudan
On 10 October 2019, the National IHR Focal Point for Sudan notified WHO of 47 suspected cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), including two deaths in Arb ’aat Area, Towashan Village, in El Qaneb locality, Red Sea State. The suspected cases presented with high-grade fever, headaches, joint pain, vomiting. There were no hemorrhagic signs or symptoms observed. The first case presented to the health facility on 19 September 2019. On 28 September 2019, a total of 14 samples were sent to the National Public Health Laboratory in Khartoum, and 5 tested positive for RVF by Immunoglobulin M (IgM) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Sudan: Vector-Borne Diseases Continue to Spread
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing various disease outbreaks in the past months, including cholera, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), chikungunya, and malaria. The government and humanitarian partners actively responded to the outbreaks, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports. Most complaints reaching Radio Dabanga come from the western and eastern parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Two Die of Haemorrhagic Fever in Sennar, Rvf Cases Recorded in Port Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Singa / Port Sudan -The Sennar Basic Health Care department reported the death of two people suspected to be suffering from haemorrhagic fever last week. At least 16 cases of Rift Valley fever (RVF) were recorded in Red Sea state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: UN OCHA Reports Dengue, Chikungunya, and RVF Outbreaks in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing numerous disease outbreaks including dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), and chikungunya in the past months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: UN OCHA Reports Dengue, Chikungunya, and Rift Valley Fever Outbreaks in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan has been facing numerous disease outbreaks including dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), and chikungunya in the past months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coccidioidomycosis Diagnosis and Healthcare Utilization Coccidioidomycosis Diagnosis and Healthcare Utilization
A diagnostic delay in confirming coccidioidomycosis may lead to increased total healthcare charges.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Sudan: Health Ministry Confirms - Rift Valley Fever in River Nile State
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The federal Ministry of Health reported on Sunday that the disease spreading in the area north of Berber in the River Nile state is Rift Valley fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudan's Health Ministry Confirms - Rift Valley Fever in River Nile State
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The federal Ministry of Health reported on Sunday that the disease spreading in the area north of Berber in the River Nile state is Rift Valley Fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Nine More Cases of Rift Valley Fever in Sudan's Red Sea State
[Radio Dabanga] Arbaat / El Gezira / Kassala -On Wednesday, villages in the area of Arbaat in El Ganeb locality in Red Sea state reported nine new cases suspected to be Rift Valley Fever, bringing the total number of reported cases to 65. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Rift Valley Fever Suspected in Red Sea State Human and Livestock Deaths
[Radio Dabanga] Arbaat -Arbaat in El Ganeb locality in Sudan's Red Sea state reported 10 new cases of suspected Rift Valley Fever* on Monday and Tuesday, bringing the total number of registered cases to five, and three deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Valley Fever on the Rise and Spreading, CDC Says
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Valley Fever on the Rise and Spreading, CDC Says Valley Fever on the Rise and Spreading, CDC Says
The number of valley fever cases has grown almost 75% since 2014, and the Coccidioides fungus has been reported as far north as central Washington, according to the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC: Valley Fever Cases Increased From 2014 to 2017
THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 -- Coccidioidomycosis is still a national public health problem, and the number of cases has increased in recent years, according to research published in the Sept. 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surveillance Summaries: Surveillance for Coccidioidomycosis - United States, 2011-2017
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley fever), an infection caused by the environmental fungus Coccidioides, typically causes respiratory illness. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 19, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Environmental Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Respiratory Illness Surveillance Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Source Type: news

Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda: Results and Impact of U.S. Government Investments
Source: Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). Published: 8/2019. This 28-page report details the results and progress achieved through United States investments in global health security, including efforts that enhance the global capacity to respond to and contain outbreaks of high-threat diseases such as Ebola, Zika, Rift Valley fever, and pandemic influenza. It provides examples of early detection of serious infectious diseases and effective responses to outbreaks, programs driving progress, and public diplomacy and stakeholder engagement. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A near-fatal Valley Fever case opens doors to new treatment method
Of the 8,000 Californians who will contract Valley Fever this year, most will recover without treatment, and those with more serious cases will require an antifungal medication that clears the infection. But a few will experience a life-threatening form of the disease that ravages the body for reasons unknown.Now, an experimental treatment used by physicians atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital that cured a 4-year-old boy may provide an explanation — and a method for manipulating the immune system to combat not just Valley Fever, but a host of infections.In February 2018, the Gonzalez-Martinez family traveled 200...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What Infectious Diseases are Important to Consider in Transplantation Patients?
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Rift Valley Fever – Mayotte (France)
On 4 January 2019, the National IHR Focal Point for France informed WHO of five human autochthonous cases of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) diagnosed on Mayotte Island through the Early Warning and Response System of the European Union. The dates of symptom onset ranged from 22 November to 31 December 2018. From November 2018 to 03 May 2019, 129 confirmed human Rift Valley Fever (RVF) cases and 109 animal foci (23 small ruminants and 86 bovine) have been reported in Mayotte. After a steady decline in cases during the last three weeks of March 2019, a slight increase has been observed in April 2019. As of 3 May 2019, one new human...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Multistate Coccidioidomycosis Outbreak in U.S. Residents Returning from Community Service Trips to Baja California, Mexico --- July--August 2018
In 2018, CDC was notified about students hospitalized for pneumonia of unknown etiology after returning from Mexico. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 11, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Source Type: news

Thousands of people diagnosed with deadly fungal disease Valley Fever in California as cases soar
Valley Fever cases increased by eight percent in 2018 from 2017 and 42 percent from 2016, according to a report released by the California Department of Public Health last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surveillance Report: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017: Rift Valley Fever
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2/2019. This thee-page report on cases of Rift Valley fever is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on December 10, 2018. European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries did not report any cases of Rift Valley fever; in 2016, the countries had reported three cases of Rift Valley fever. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rift Valley Virus: The disease with an ‘expressway’ to the placenta
ZIKA VIRUS is a dangerous disease, which is primarily known for causing flu-like symptoms, but in women can cause abortion and severe birth defects. A recent study of the similar disease Rift Valley Fever Virus discovered RVFV was much more dangerous then Zika. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: A Virus Even More Dangerous Than Zika to Pregnant Women
The Zika virus must take the “ side roads ” into the placenta to infect a fetus, one researcher said — but the Rift Valley fever virus takes the “ expressway. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Zika Virus Pregnancy and Childbirth Epidemics Science Advances (Journal) University of Pittsburgh Saudi Arabia Africa Source Type: news

Global Health: A Virus Even More Dangerous Than Zika to Pregnant Woman
The Zika virus must take the “ side roads ” into the placenta to infect a fetus, one researcher said — but the Rift Valley fever virus takes the “ expressway. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Zika Virus Pregnancy and Childbirth Epidemics Science Advances (Journal) University of Pittsburgh Saudi Arabia Africa Source Type: news

What Are The Potential Complications of a Tracheostomy?
Discussion In the past, indications for tracheostomy were often because of infection, but today are more often due to need for chronic airway support and/or ventilation. Many more children and infants are having tracheostomies placed. Decannulation rates for these children are low due to concomitant complex chronic disease such as neurological, pulmonary and congenital heart diseases. Co-morbidies are common with 3-4 being average, and frequently also including chronic technology such as gastrostomy tubes or ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Approximately 8% of children do not survive the hospitalization where the tracheostomy ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

WATCH: What is Rift Valley fever?
Rift Valley fever is a mosquito-borne disease that poses a risk to unborn children, much like the Zika virus. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Scientists getting ahead of Rift Valley fever after learning from Zika epidemic
Hoping to prevent another zika-like epidemic, researchers are beginning to develop a vaccine for Rift Valley fever. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New study uncovers why Rift Valley fever is catastrophic to developing fetuses
This study shows just how damaging the virus is during pregnancy and sets the stage for vaccine development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Compendium of Short Reports on Selected Outbreaks in the WHO (World Health Organization) African Region: 2016-2018
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. Published: 12/2018. This 96-page report is a collection of short reports on selected outbreaks that occurred in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region between 2016 and 2018, and which were successfully controlled. This edition of the Compendium covers 19 outbreaks, which occurred in 15 countries, presented in chronological order. Outbreaks include Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Likati, May 2017), Marburg fever in Uganda, dengue fever in Senegal, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Mauritania, influenza A H1N1 in Ghana, Lass...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New UA/Banner Health Valley fever clinical guidelines to help avoid delays in diagnosis
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Banner Health has launched new clinical practice protocols developed with input from the University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence to help physicians more quickly diagnose and treat patients with Valley fever infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Erratum: Vol. 67, No. 42
In the report " Translocation of a Stray Cat Infected with Rabies from North Carolina to a Terrestrial Rabies-Free County in Ohio, 2017, " (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Breastfeeding Health Departments Immunization Immunization Schedules Infant Health Meningitis MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Infant Feeding Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Cronobacter sakazakii Meningitis in a Full-Term Neonate Fed Exclusively with Breast Milk --- Indiana, 2018
In January 2018, the Indiana State Department of Health was notified of a case of Cronobacter sakazakii meningitis in an infant who had been fed exclusively maternal milk. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Breastfeeding Health Departments Immunization Immunization Schedules Infant Health Meningitis MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Infant Feeding Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Increase in Coccidioidomycosis --- Arizona, October 2017--March 2018
Beginning in October 2017, the Arizona Department of Health Services noted an increase in the number of reported cases of coccidioidomycosis. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Health Departments Immunization Immunization Schedules MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Source Type: news

Inside an Outbreak: Nipah and Rift Valley Fever
(MedPage Today) -- Health workers describe real-time efforts to stem deadly infections this year (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Enhanced Surveillance for Coccidioidomycosis Enhanced Surveillance for Coccidioidomycosis
Enhanced surveillance for coccidioidomycosis in endemic areas may help improve the awareness and diagnosis of the infection in non-endemic states.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

CDC: Greater Awareness of Valley Fever Needed Nationally
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- Greater nationwide awareness of the fungal infection Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) is needed, according to a report published in the August issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Remain vigilant!’ Deadly Rift Valley Fever could cause health emergency - virus symptoms
RIFT valley fever is a deadly virus that can be transmitted to humans from animals, and symptoms include fever, headaches and joint pain. The viral infection, which is passed on by mosquitoes, is currently in Africa, but a health expert has exclusively told Express.co.uk that Rift Valley Fever could reach the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Global Networking
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

East Africa:WHO - Rift Valley Fever Still a Threat in East Africa
[East African] East Africa is not out of the woods from the Rift Valley Fever after the World Health Organisation reported cases of the virus in Uganda and Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UTSA researcher receives $1.9 million HHS grant to develop anti-fungal vaccine
(University of Texas at San Antonio) A researcher at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support her efforts to create a vaccine for valley fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deadly Rift Valley fever: New insight, and hope for the future
(University of Surrey) Health control measures alone could be ineffective in the long term fight against the deadly Rift Valley fever which affects both humans and animals, a new study in the journal PNAS reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Dangerous Outbreaks Are Happening. Why Aren't We Worried About The Next Epidemic?
Ebola. MERS. Zika. Nipah virus. Lassa fever. Rift Valley fever. All were in active outbreaks in June. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kenya:Rift Valley Fever Breaks Out in Isiolo, Meru on High Alert
[Nation] Isiolo veterinary department has closed all slaughterhouses and livestock markets for two weeks following an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever(RVF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news