Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever, new research finds
(Penn State) Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State researchers. The team also found that infection with the bacterium Wolbachia, which has recently been used to control viral infections in mosquitoes, also increases the thermal sensitivity of the insects. The findings suggest that global warming could limit the spread of dengue fever but could also limit the effectiveness of Wolbachia as a biological control agent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study refutes suspicion that dengue increases risk of microcephaly associated with zika
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers compared data for pregnant women in two cities who were infected by zika virus in 2015-16. Factors that influenced the risk of fetal malformation were the high zika attack rate in the area and being infected in the first trimester of pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Big Number: 12 out of 200 types of mosquitoes spread diseases in the U.S.
West Nile, Zika, dengue and malaria are among the illnesses that some of these insects can carry. But there are ways to stem the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Network of Global Health Discovery Centers that Aim to Speed Up Science and Tackle Pandemic Threats
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 9, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) today announced the launch of the J&J Centers for Global Health Discovery (J&J Centers), a new, global network of unique research partnerships that will leverage the institutional strengths of Johnson & Johnson and leading academic institutions to accelerate discovery research to address the world’s most pressing global health challenges. The first J&J Satellite Center for Global Health Discovery (Satellite Center) was launched at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) at an event co-hosted by Johnson &...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Zika virus case reported in India: Symptoms, treatment & other key things to know
Zika virus is spread by Aedes aegypti — the same mosquito that is also responsible for causing dengue and chikungunya. The virus is considered a huge cause for worry for pregnant women because it causes microcephaly, a birth defect. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality Improvement: The Quiet Hero of Global Health Programs
By Sujata Bijou, Senior Measurement and Learning Technical AdvisorJuly 08, 2021In my past life, I was a chemical engineer. More specifically, I was a process engineer for Head & Shoulders shampoo.  While my colleagues were working on other process aspects of manufacturing efficiency (faster, cheaper, less waste, etc.) I was finding ways to improve the manufacturing process to make the shampoo more effective at fighting dandruff. In our case, we wanted to fight dandruff without creating any other neg...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Measurement & Analytics Source Type: news

Global Warming Means Spread of Malaria, Dengue
THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- Climate change could put billions more people at risk for deadly mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, researchers said. They see the danger zone expanding within the United States, Europe and Asia. If... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mapping dengue hot spots pinpoints risk for Zika and chikungunya
(Emory Health Sciences) Data from nine cities in Mexico confirms that identifying dengue fever " hot spots " can provide a predictive map for future outbreaks of Zika and chikungunya. All three of these viral diseases are spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists discover how dengue vaccine fails to protect against disease
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers discovered that a small subpopulation of antibodies binding to unique sites on each serotype are linked to protection. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, provides important information for vaccine developers to consider when creating a dengue vaccine, which has long eluded scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Clinical and pre-clinical antimicrobial drug development
(Bentham Science Publishers) The ninth volume of 'Frontiers in Anti-Infective Drug Discovery' discusses clinical and pre-clinical antimicrobial drug development, it also focuses on drugs to treat leishmaniosis and dengue fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mosquito love songs send mixed message about immunity
(Cornell University) A new Cornell University study of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes investigates how a mating cue called " harmonic convergence " might affect immunity against parasites, bacteria and dengue virus in offspring, which has important implications for trade-offs male mosquitoes make between investing energy towards immunity or investing it on traits that impact mating and fitness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists identify combination of biological markers associated with severe dengue
(eLife) Researchers have identified a combination of biological markers in patients with dengue that could predict whether they go on to develop moderate to severe disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Research On Wolbachia Is Encouraging in the Fight Against Dengue
[Malaria Consortium] Scientists from the World Mosquito Programme have published new findings from research into the use of Wolbachia to control the spread of dengue via Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dengue Infections Can Be Sharply Reduced With Wolbachia Bacteria Dengue Infections Can Be Sharply Reduced With Wolbachia Bacteria
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine belies the extraordinary 77% protective efficacy reported for preventing dengue infections with Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Wolbachia-Infected Mosquitoes Stymie Dengue's Spread: Study
Randomized, controlled research conducted in an Indonesian city confirms the reduction in cases seen with previous observational work. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 10, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Release of Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos Reduces Dengue Incidence by 77% Release of Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos Reduces Dengue Incidence by 77%
As cases of dengue fever make their way into the southern United States, with sometimes-fatal results, a new study in Indonesia offers evidence of an effective way to block the spread of the mosquito-borne infection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Florida Woman Dies From Dengue Fever
A Miami woman dies from dengue fever, highlighting the need for awareness of the potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman Dies From Dengue Fever Acquired in Florida
THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 -- The death of a Miami woman in her 30s from locally acquired dengue fever highlights the need for awareness of a potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus that's now found in the United States. Once only seen in hot and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

'Miraculous' mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77%
Infecting the mosquitoes with a different bug slams the brakes on dengue fever, trial finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dengue Vaccine: Takeda Reports Promising Results Dengue Vaccine: Takeda Reports Promising Results
The vaccine appears to have prevented 84% of hospitalizations, and unlike a previous dengue vaccine, no serious adverse events were seen within 3 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A missing antibody molecule may indicate when dengue will become deadly
(Rockefeller University) The antibody's altered structure helps explain an enduring mystery of dengue--why only a fraction of those infected will develop severe disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chimeric viruses unearth hidden gems in dengue virus structure
(Monash University) In a recent study, Australian scientists used an original approach to resolve the 3D structure of flaviviruses with an unprecedented level of detail, identifying small molecules known as 'pocket factors' as new therapeutic targets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dengue May Double the Risk of Symptomatic COVID-19 Dengue May Double the Risk of Symptomatic COVID-19
A study from Brazil suggests that symptomatic COVID-19 infections are more common in people who previously had dengue. Is there a connection?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dengue immune function discovery could benefit much-needed vaccine development
(Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont) Despite a daunting more than 130 million cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections to date worldwide, another global pathogen - the mosquito-borne dengue virus - saw a record number of over 400 million cases in 2019. But vaccine development has been challenging due to the need to protect equally against all four dengue strains. The discovery of new possible biomarkers to predict clinical and immune responses to dengue virus infection could be critical to informing future vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: We're a Step Closer to Figuring Out Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others
[The Conversation Africa] Mosquitoes contribute to the transmission of life-threatening diseases that include Zika, dengue, chikungunya, Rift Valley fever and malaria. Of these, malaria carries the most risk accounting for 229 million cases and more than 400,000 deaths in 2019. Africa accounted for 67% (274 000) of all malaria deaths worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

People who have had dengue are twice as likely to develop symptomatic COVID-19
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) This is the main finding of a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.The authors analyzed blood samples collected in a town in the Brazilian Amazon before and after the first wave of the pandemic to detect the presence of antibodies against dengue virus and SARS-CoV-2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists rewrite the genesis of mosquito-borne viruses
(Monash University) Better designed vaccines for insect-spread viruses like dengue and Zika are likely after researchers discovered models of immature flavivirus particles were originally misinterpreted.Researchers from The University of Queensland and Monash University have now determined the first complete 3D molecular structure of the immature flavivirus, revealing an unexpected organization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Jab-free dengue immunity could be just a click away
(University of Queensland) A dengue virus vaccine candidate has passed an important milestone, with promising results in animal model testing providing hope to the 390 million people infected every year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Come to the U.S. Will They Work?
“Our Mosquito Project Takes Flight,” reads a baby-blue billboard off US-1 in the Florida Keys, alongside an image of an insect tracing a path in the shape of a heart. Sponsored by the local mosquito control board and U.K.-based biotech firm Oxitec, the ad promotes a contentious plan to release millions of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes here to test a new method of bioengineered pest control. It’s the first-ever such experiment in the United States, and one that has turned this chain of sun-soaked island communities into a battleground over scientific truth, government authority, and humanit...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza / Florida Keys, Fl. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Why the COVID-19 Variants Spreading in India Are a Global Concern
As the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in India continue to mount, public health officials are carefully watching yet another looming threat: the appearance of mutations that could be making the virus circulating there more infectious or more capable of causing severe disease. Scientists believe that the variants of SARS-CoV-2 responsible for this second wave of cases in India already include at least two mutations that make them more dangerous. These mutations are already familiar to COVID-19 experts. One is found in a variant first identified in South Africa, while the other is part of a variant believed to have eme...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Brazil at high risk of dengue outbreaks after droughts because of temporary water storage
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Dengue risk is exacerbated in highly populated areas of Brazil after extreme drought because of improvised water containers housing mosquitoes, suggests a new study in Lancet Planetary Health.The research was led by the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine's (LSHTM) Centre on Climate Change& Planetary Health and Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Effective interventions may prevent disease transmission in changing climate
(PLOS) Aedes aegypti are the primary vector for mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever, however the effects of climate change-related weather anomalies on mosquito populations is not well understood. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Cameron Nosrat at Stanford University, United States and colleagues suggests that early interventions may prevent disease transmission even as extreme climate events may increase the abundance of Ae. aegypti populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study of mosquito protein could lead to treatments against life-threatening viruses
Protein AEG12 strongly inhibits the family of viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Zika. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study of mosquito protein could lead to treatments against life-threatening viruses
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) The mosquito protein AEG12 strongly inhibits the family of viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Zika and weakly inhibits coronaviruses, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and their collaborators. The researchers found that AEG12 works by destabilizing the viral envelope, breaking its protective covering. The findings could lead to therapeutics against viruses that affect millions of people around the world. The research was published online in PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Models to predict dengue, zika and yellow fever outbreaks are developed by researchers
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Scientists will monitor areas in which these diseases are endemic, such as S ã o Paulo, the Amazon, the Pantanal and Panama, to investigate the factors that trigger outbreaks (monkey being examined in Manaus á rea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists use machine-learning approach to track disease-carrying mosquitoes
(Utah State University) A team of researchers from Utah State University, University of California, Davis and Yale University are using a machine-learning approach to map landscape connectivity of the species Aedes aegypti, the so-called Yellow Fever mosquito, which is a primary vector for transmission of viruses causing dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Drought restrictions had side benefit: Lowering risk of mosquito-borne disease
Shallow pools of water on lawns are ideal breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus, the most common mosquito-borne disease in the United States.A new study by scientists from UCLA and three other universities found that reducing shallow pools of water where the insects lay their eggs is key to preventing the spread of the virus.The study, funded by a grant from the UC Office of the President and published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, found that California ’s water-use restrictions during the statewide drought from 2012 to 2016 led to a decrease in the number of mosquit...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heat islands and lack of running water promote dengue fever in Delhi, India
(CNRS) What if more inclusive urban planning for poor populations was key to fighting dengue fever? This is what researchers from the CNRS, the Institut Pasteur and the Indian Council of Medical Research have demonstrated using a geographical approach applied to the greater city of Delhi (India). Their study is published in the journalPLOS Neglected Tropical Disease on 11 February 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tap water access linked to dengue risk
(PLOS) Dengue virus is among growing number of mosquito-borne viruses that have adapted to spread in urban environments and are spreading with the increasing rate of urbanization. Now, researchers reporting inPLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases February 11th have identified tap water access in densely populated neighborhoods as a strong predictor of dengue risk in the city of Delhi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

New defense against dengue and emerging mosquito-borne viruses
(University of Queensland) New treatments to cut the global death rate from dengue, Zika and West Nile viruses could result from research led by The University of Queensland. Associate Professor Daniel Watterson from UQ's School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences said the team identified an antibody that improved survival rates in laboratory trials and reduced the presence of virus in the blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New research reveals how one antibody blocks dangerous effects of dengue virus infection, offering a potential path to prevention
(University of Michigan) A team of researchers has discovered an antibody that blocks the ability of the dengue virus to cause disease in mice. The findings open the potential for developing effective treatments and designing a vaccine for dengue and similar diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A broadly protective antibody that targets the flavivirus NS1 protein
There are no approved flaviviral therapies and the development of vaccines against flaviruses has the potential of being undermined by antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE). The flavivirus nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) is a promising vaccine antigen with low ADE risk but has yet to be explored as a broad-spectrum therapeutic antibody target. Here, we provide the structural basis of NS1 antibody cross-reactivity through cocrystallization of the antibody 1G5.3 with NS1 proteins from dengue and Zika viruses. The 1G5.3 antibody blocks multi-flavivirus NS1-mediated cell permeability in disease-relevant cell lines, and therapeuti...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Modhiran, N., Song, H., Liu, L., Bletchly, C., Brillault, L., Amarilla, A. A., Xu, X., Qi, J., Chai, Y., Cheung, S. T. M., Traves, R., Setoh, Y. X., Bibby, S., Scott, C. A. P., Freney, M. E., Newton, N. D., Khromykh, A. A., Chappell, K. J., Muller, D. A., Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Structural basis for antibody inhibition of flavivirus NS1-triggered endothelial dysfunction
Medically important flaviviruses cause diverse disease pathologies and collectively are responsible for a major global disease burden. A contributing factor to pathogenesis is secreted flavivirus nonstructural protein 1 (NS1). Despite demonstrated protection by NS1-specific antibodies against lethal flavivirus challenge, the structural and mechanistic basis remains unknown. Here, we present three crystal structures of full-length dengue virus NS1 complexed with a flavivirus–cross-reactive, NS1-specific monoclonal antibody, 2B7, at resolutions between 2.89 and 3.96 angstroms. These structures reveal a protective mecha...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Biering, S. B., Akey, D. L., Wong, M. P., Brown, W. C., Lo, N. T. N., Puerta-Guardo, H., Tramontini Gomes de Sousa, F., Wang, C., Konwerski, J. R., Espinosa, D. A., Bockhaus, N. J., Glasner, D. R., Li, J., Blanc, S. F., Juan, E. Y., Elledge, S. J., Mina, Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

NIH grant funds development of novel biosensor technology for diagnosing viral infections
(University of California - Santa Cruz) For over ten years, Ali Yanik has been working to develop novel biosensor technology to provide rapid, low-cost testing for disease diagnostics and precision medicine. Now, with a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, he and his collaborators are poised to complete the development and validation of a prototype and begin testing it in the field for detection of dengue fever, yellow fever, and Zika virus infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Interpretation of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Leptospirosis During a Dengue Outbreak - Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia, 2019
This report describes the interpretation of leptospirosis detection during a dengue outbreak in Micronesia. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 3, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Leptospirosis MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Pandemic: When the going gets tough, innovators step up their game
​​Indian diagnostic companies had experience in developing test assays for dengue, HIV, TB and H1N1, but with Covid-19 the delay in getting hold of the genetic code of SARS-Cov2 meant the Indian government, in the initial months of the pandemic, had to wait on imported RT-PCR kits that were expe nsive with world- wide shortage. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brit who caught Covid, malaria & dengue fever in India now fighting to recover from deadly COBRA bite
A British man who contracted malaria, dengue fever and Covid-19 while working for a charity in India is now battling to recover from a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Covid-19 Social Distancing Measures Are Increasing Dengue Case Numbers
In a recent study, researchers highlighted that social distancing measures in Thailand led to an increase in the number of reported dengue cases. But, in other South-East Asian countries like Singapore and Malaysia, there was no increase in the rates of reported cases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news