Regional Director opening remarks at EMRO press briefing
22 February 2024 Dear colleagues, ladies, and gentlemen, Good afternoon from WHO's Regional Office in Cairo, Egypt. I am honored to address you today as the newly appointed Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. As I begin my tenure, I'm deeply aware of the profound challenges our Region is facing. In Gaza, an entire population continues to face unimaginable violence and loss with nowhere left to flee, while levels of lifesaving-aid remain grossly insufficient. In Sudan, we are witnessing the world’s largest displacement crisis, as millions of people flee in search of safety within and outside the country. ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - February 22, 2024 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

To Combat Dengue, Brazil's Health Agents Scour Junkyards, Roofs for Mosquitos
(MedPage Today) -- RIO DE JANEIRO -- The small team of state public health workers slalomed between auto parts strewn across a Rio de Janeiro junkyard, looking for standing water where mosquitoes might have laid their eggs. They were part of... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 19, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mauritius: Dengue Fever - Minister Jagutpal Launches Vector Control Activities and Urges Public Mobilisation
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness, with the assistance of other stakeholders, is actively engaged in carrying out fogging, larviciding and other vector control activities in dengue hotspot regions. Nonetheless, to accelerate the curbing of cases, it is equally imperative for the population to clean their surroundings and eliminate potential mosquito breeding places. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Governance Health and Medicine Mauritius Source Type: news

Dengue Rages Around The Globe. Where Are The Vaccines?
Dengue is spreading even in temperate climates like the U.S. and Europe. Learn about the threat and the difficult journey to make a safe and effective vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 18, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephen J. Thomas, M.D., Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick standard Source Type: news

Brazil's health agents scour junkyards and roofs for mosquitos to fight dengue epidemic
Local public health officials in Rio de Janeiro have been scouring the city's neighborhoods and even its junkyards for signs of standing water where mosquitoes can lay their eggs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

To fight dengue epidemic, health agents in Brazil scour junkyards and roofs for mosquitos
Local public health officials in Rio de Janeiro have been scouring the city's neighborhoods and even its junkyards for signs of standing water where mosquitoes can lay their eggs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dengue fever: A Mayo Clinic expert explains the mosquito-borne infection
Recent outbreaks of dengue fever in Brazil have prompted public health officials to launch an immunization campaign targeting children ages 10 to 11. Dengue fever is a potentially life-threatening viral infection transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. "Four different subtypes of the virus can cause infections in humans," says Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist. "Wherever you have a significant number of mosquitoes and warm hot environments is where you see dengue transmission." Watch: Dr. Stacey… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 16, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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There's a potential spoiler hanging over the famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro, which got underway on Friday. The city is grappling with an outbreak of dengue fever. CNN's Michael Holmes reports on concerns that the mass celebrations could make a bad situation worse. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil Has a Dengue Emergency, Portending a Health Crisis for the Americas
Record numbers of cases of the mosquito-borne virus have been reported in the Southern Hemisphere summer, and the surge is likely to move north. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Dengue Fever Brazil Disease Rates Medicine and Health Mosquitoes Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Dengue Fever: What You Need To Know About The Mosquito-Borne Threat Surging Worldwide
Dengue, also known as breakbone fever, is spread through the bites of mosquitoes common throughout much of the United States. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news topline Source Type: news

Dengue spreads fast in Brazil prompting emergency health measures
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rio de Janeiro declares a dengue health emergency days ahead of Carnival
Rio de Janeiro city authorities have declared a public health emergency. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Dengue Outbreak - Peru, 2023
This report describes an increase in dengue cases in Peru during 2023. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 1, 2024 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera and Dengue Fever Rates Increase in North Kordofan
[Dabanga] El-Obeid -- The North Kordofan Health Ministry yesterday reported an increase in cholera and dengue fever patients. At least 47 cholera cases and 817 dengue fever cases have been recorded this month. The supply of medicines in the state is sufficient for one month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Health and Medicine Sudan Source Type: news

Single-Dose Dengue Vaccine Effective, Regardless of Baseline Serostatus
(MedPage Today) -- One dose of the live, attenuated, tetravalent dengue vaccine Butantan-DV prevented symptomatic disease through 2-year follow-up, regardless of baseline serostatus, a phase III, placebo-controlled study in Brazil found. Overall... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 31, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news