Mosquitoes Genetically Modified to Stop Disease Pass Early Test Mosquitoes Genetically Modified to Stop Disease Pass Early Test
To curb the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses like Dengue and Zika, scientists have genetically modified the insects and released them in the US.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 9, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Warning: Climate Crisis Is Now the Single Biggest Health Threat Facing Humanity
This year’s World Health Day launched a new warning: more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to “avoidable environmental causes”. Credit: BigstockBy Baher KamalMADRID, Apr 5 2022 (IPS) While the world’s top scientists and experts continue their arduous work to finally submit to politicians at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (7-18 November 2022), a new alert now emerges: the climate crisis has already become the single biggest health threat to humankind. But this new alert should be no surprise: it rather constitutes the logic, expected cons...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations World Health Day Source Type: news

Eight-Gene Model Can Help Predict Progression to Severe Dengue
FRIDAY, April 1, 2022 -- An eight-gene model can help predict progression to severe dengue (SD), according to a study published online March 29 in Genome Medicine. Yiran E. Liu, from Stanford University in California, and colleagues integrated 11... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insect-borne viruses like Zika and Dengue could be the cause of the next pandemic, WHO warns 
Insect-borne pathogens pose an 'increasing' risk and could spark the next pandemic according to the World Health Organization (file photo). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen: eight years on, WHO is strengthening the health system, ...
27 March 2022 Since 2015, Yemen has faced a severe and complex humanitarian crisis due largely to the growing activities of armed groups, inter-community tensions, and economic decline. The Yemen crisis is also linked to additional factors such as food and nutrition insecurity, COVID-19, other disease outbreaks, climate change, and natural disasters. A devastated health system, disruption of water and sanitation networks, and massive numbers of displaced people have fueled the rapid spread of diseases including cholera, diphtheria, measles, polio, and dengue. Yet, amidst the devastation, the Yemeni people remain determ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 27, 2022 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Water & Sanitation Crisis Escalates as Yemenis Mark World Water Day
A water point near a water tank providing clean water to school children in Demnat Khadeer district of Taiz governorate. Credit: Fayad Al-Derwish/Oxfam – 2022By Fayad Al-DerwishIBB Governorate, Yemen, Mar 22 2022 (IPS) As Yemen enters its 8th year of an escalating conflict, 21.7 million of my fellow Yemenis are forced to rely on humanitarian assistance to survive. The conflict has left a trail of devastation in its wake – the country is in economic freefall, and families face intensified violence, hunger, and disease. As we also mark another World Water Day on March 22, within Women’s History Month, it is a time to ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fayad Al-Derwish Tags: Aid Climate Action Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Low Dengue Incidence in 2020 Due to COVID-19-Related Disruption
WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2022 -- Dengue incidence was low in 2020, which was attributable to COVID-19-related disruption, according to a study published online March 2 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Yuyang Chen, Ph.D., from the College of Global... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dengvaxia (Dengue Tetravalent Vaccine, Live for Injection) - updated on RxList
Dengvaxia (dengue tetravalent vaccine) is a vaccine indicated for the prevention of dengue disease caused by dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4. Learn about side effects, dosages, drug interactions, warnings, and precautions. (Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 16, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How COVID Has Affected the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

Covid Restrictions Prevented Dengue in Hundreds of Thousands of People in 2020
A study ’s findings suggest that new approaches may be needed to combat dengue and other mosquito-borne viruses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Dengue Fever Source Type: news

Africa: How Covid Has Affected the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
[The Conversation Africa] Neglected tropical diseases is an umbrella term used to describe a group of 20 infectious diseases. These diseases affect over 1.7 billion people. They can disable, debilitate and even kill. The world's most vulnerable and poorest are most affected. In the past, the diseases in this group have been overlooked internationally and poorly funded domestically: hence the "neglected" in the name. Some common neglected tropical diseases are Buruli Ulcer, Dengue Fever and Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of Serologic Cross-Reactivity Between Dengue Virus and SARS-CoV-2 in Patients with Acute Febrile Illness - United States and Puerto Rico, April 2020-March 2021
This report describes the effect of COVID-19 on serological assays associated with dengue or Zika Virus. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 10, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Dengue Fever (DF) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) Source Type: news

Moderna Is Sharing Its Vaccine Technology With Low-Income Countries. But That Doesn ’t Mean Locally Produced Shots Are Coming Soon
Moderna, the Massachusetts-based company behind one of the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, made the decision in 2020 not to enforce the patent on its shot. The move was meant to encourage low- and middle-income countries that couldn’t afford to purchase billions of doses of the vaccine (as the U.S., Canada, and many European countries had done) to develop their own versions of the shot using less expensive resources. On Mar. 8, Moderna went a step further, saying that it will now extend that promise indefinitely in the 92 low- and middle-income countries that are receiving doses from COVAX, the global vaccine distributio...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Marks More Than 2 Billion Doses of Medicine Donated to Date to Help Combat Intestinal Worms
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 27, 2022 – In advance of World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day on January 30, Johnson & Johnson is pleased to announce it has now donated a total of more than 2 billion doses of mebendazole, its medicine to treat intestinal worm infections, to people in need in more than 50 resource-limited countries worldwide. This marks the latest achievement in Johnson & Johnson’s longstanding donation program aimed at helping children, who are especially vulnerable to intestinal worms, live healthier lives. “More than fifteen years ago, Johnson & Johnson committed to address the thre...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An Ivermectin Study With No Mention of COVID Fell Under Scrutiny An Ivermectin Study With No Mention of COVID Fell Under Scrutiny
A PLOS journal has issued an expression of concern for a 2018 paper which claimed that ivermectin could be useful as a way to control dengue fever.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news