Study confirms higher risk of dengue in kids who got Sanofi vaccine
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dengue Vax Ups Hospitalization Risk in Unexposed Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Findings could affect implementation of dengue vaccination programs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Two Rare CNS Complications of Dengue Fever Two Rare CNS Complications of Dengue Fever
The two cases described in this report underscore the need to be aware of rare but important central nervous system manifestations of dengue fever.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

9 Kinds of Bug Bites You Might Get This Summer — and What to Do About Them
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Sudan:Acute Watery Diarrhoea, Dengue Fever Reported After Rains in Sudan's Blue Nile, Red Sea States
[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin / Port Sudan -Six cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which is often caused by cholera* - have been admitted to Ed Damazin Hospital in Sudan's Blue Nile State this week. The rains have also seen an increase in cases suspected to be the mosquito-borne haemorrhagic (severe dengue) fever admitted to Port Sudan hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Millions Could Avoid Deadly Fever If World Limits Warming
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -More than three million cases of dengue fever, the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease, could be avoided annually if global warming is capped at 1.5C, said a study that purports to be the first to show the health benefits of a cooler planet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study gauges impact of dengue virus on Ethiopia
(PLOS) Dengue, a mosquito-borne RNA virus, is one of the most serious and rapidly spreading arboviral diseases in the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have provided the first baseline data on the prevalence and risk factors of the virus in Ethiopia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Limiting global warming could avoid millions of dengue fever cases
(University of East Anglia) Limiting global warming to 1.5 ° C could avoid around 3.3 million cases of dengue fever per year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).A new report published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that limiting warming to the goal of the UN Paris Agreement would also stop dengue spreading to areas where incidence is currently low. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angola:Minister Welcomes WHO Support in Fight Against Epidemics
[ANGOP] Geneva -The Health Minister, S ílvia Lutucuta, on Tuesday welcomed the support received from the Wprld Health Organisation (WHO) and other international partners, which has helped overcome the three diseas yellow fever, malaria and dengue in Angola in the last years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UNC researchers discover how body temperature wrecks potential dengue, Zika vaccine
(University of North Carolina Health Care) A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. But creating such a vaccine has proven difficult for a number of reasons. Now UNC School of Medicine researchers have delineated the details of one major barrier to a promising vaccine. It's something we all have -- a natural body temperature of about 98.6 degrees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dengue 'hot spots' provide map to chikungunya and Zika outbreaks
(Emory Health Sciences) Identifying dengue fever 'hot spots' can provide a predictive map for outbreaks of chikungunya and Zika -- two other viral diseases that, along with dengue, are spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vital Signs Teleconference: Vector-Borne Diseases: The Growing Threat
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 05/08/2018 This 27-minute teleconference focuses on new information about the nation's growing burden of disease from mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites, and the important role that state and local departments and vector control organizations have in controlling them. These vector-borne diseases include dengue, Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, Lyme disease, and plague. Speakers also discuss the Minnesota Department of Health Vectorborne Diseases Unit, and Mosquito Control Program in New Orleans. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tropical dengue fever could be spread through sex as scientists find mosquito virus in semen
The study, published in journal Eurosurveillance , documented the case of an Italian man in his 50s diagnosed with dengue fever after returning from Thailand in January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR-Cas13-based Platform Detects Tiny Quantities of Zika Virus and Dengue Virus CRISPR-Cas13-based Platform Detects Tiny Quantities of Zika Virus and Dengue Virus
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Diseases from tick, mosquito, flea bites have tripled
The number of Americans infected by mosquito, tick, and flea bites tripled in the United States from  2004 to 2016, and a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the country is not prepared to deal with the continuing threat.  Mosquitos, ticks and fleas are "vectors" that can spread pathogens like dengue, Zika, Lyme disease or plague through their bite. The CDC reported more than 640,000 cases of these diseases in the period studied as well as the introduction or discovery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Dengue virus transmission dominated by those with undetected infection, study finds
(University of Notre Dame) The University of Notre Dame study estimates that more than 80 percent of dengue virus infections are attributable to individuals with mild to no symptoms who do not seek treatment from a physician. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

WHO Says Unprecedented Dengue Outbreak Hits La Reunion WHO Says Unprecedented Dengue Outbreak Hits La Reunion
The French overseas territory of La Reunion is experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of dengue fever which could be spread by tourists to other countries, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Illnesses on the Rise from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases. 05/01/2018 This Web page provides information about bites from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas, which can be vectors for spreading pathogens and vector-borne disease, like dengue, Zika, Lyme, or plague. It discusses what state and local public health agencies can do, and provides a video and sections about Overview, Problem, Infographic, What Can Be Done, and Issue Details. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

WHO says unprecedented dengue outbreak hits La Reunion
GENEVA (Reuters) - The French overseas territory of La Reunion is experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of dengue fever which could be spread by tourists to other countries, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diseases From Tick, Mosquito & Flea Bites Have Tripled In US, CDC Says
ATLANTA (CBS) – As the weather warms up and New Englanders prepare to enjoy the outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control is warning that illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites are on the rise. The report released by the CDC on Tuesday said there were 96,075 disease cases from the three in 2016. That’s more than triple the number of cases in 2004. (Image credit: CDC) “Zika, West Nile, Lyme, and chikungunya—a growing list of diseases caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick, or flea—have confronted the U.S. in recent years, making a lot of people sick,” CDC Director Dr. Robe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Mosquitoes ticks Source Type: news

Global Health: Ticks and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds
Americans are getting Zika, dengue and Lyme diseases in increasing numbers. Warming weather and a lack of vaccines are among the causes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Ticks (Insects) Mosquitoes Chikungunya Virus Global Warming Lyme Disease Zika Virus Malaria Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever St Maarten (Caribbean) United States Source Type: news

Dengue fever – Réunion, France
On 16 March 2018, WHO was notified by the International Health Regulations (2005) National Focal Point for France through the European Commission (EC) Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) about a sharp increase in the number of dengue cases reported in R éunion, France since the beginning of 2018. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Multiplexed and portable nucleic acid detection platform with Cas13, Cas12a, and Csm6
Rapid detection of nucleic acids is integral for clinical diagnostics and biotechnological applications. We recently developed a platform termed SHERLOCK (specific high-sensitivity enzymatic reporter unlocking) that combines isothermal preamplification with Cas13 to detect single molecules of RNA or DNA. Through characterization of CRISPR enzymology and application development, we report here four advances integrated into SHERLOCK version 2 (SHERLOCKv2) (i) four-channel single-reaction multiplexing with orthogonal CRISPR enzymes; (ii) quantitative measurement of input as low as 2 attomolar; (iii) 3.5-fold increase in signa...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gootenberg, J. S., Abudayyeh, O. O., Kellner, M. J., Joung, J., Collins, J. J., Zhang, F. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

Field-deployable viral diagnostics using CRISPR-Cas13
In this study, we demonstrate that the Cas13-based SHERLOCK (specific high-sensitivity enzymatic reporter unlocking) platform can detect Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) in patient samples at concentrations as low as 1 copy per microliter. We developed HUDSON (heating unextracted diagnostic samples to obliterate nucleases), a protocol that pairs with SHERLOCK for viral detection directly from bodily fluids, enabling instrument-free DENV detection directly from patient samples in
Source: ScienceNOW - April 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Myhrvold, C., Freije, C. A., Gootenberg, J. S., Abudayyeh, O. O., Metsky, H. C., Durbin, A. F., Kellner, M. J., Tan, A. L., Paul, L. M., Parham, L. A., Garcia, K. F., Barnes, K. G., Chak, B., Mondini, A., Nogueira, M. L., Isern, S., Michael, S. F., Lorenz Tags: Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Kenya:Mombasa Residents Grapple With Mosquito-Borne Diseases
[Nation] Mombasa residents are still grappling with malaria, dengue and chikungunya as Governor Hassan Joho promises to eradicate the mosquito borne diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fight against Zika, dengue get boost from reliable spread of bacteria
(Vanderbilt University) How a bacteria hijacked insect fertility remained a mystery for five decades, until Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Seth Bordenstein and his team helped solve it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO Recommends Testing Before Use of Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine WHO Recommends Testing Before Use of Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday Sanofi's vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing on individuals to assess whether they have ever been exposed to the infection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

WHO: Limit dengue vaccine to people already infected
The World Health Organization is recommending that a vaccine against dengue should only be used on people who have previously been infected with the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 20, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Dengue Vaccine Use Should Be Restricted: WHO Use of the vaccine for dengue should be used " exclusively or almost exclusively in people who have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WHO: No Dengue Vax Without Prior Diagnostic Test
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccine should only be given to people with confirmed dengue exposure (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WHO recommends more tests for Sanofi's dengue vaccine
PARIS/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday Sanofi's vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing on individuals to assess whether they have ever been exposed to the infection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely
The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way" and mostly given to people previously infected with the disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO recommends testing before use of Sanofi's dengue vaccine
PARIS (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation on Thursday said Sanofi's vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing individuals to assess whether they could have been exposed before to the infection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Do I Still Need to Worry About Zika?
Warmer weather signals the onset of vacations, destination weddings and—unfortunately—mosquitoes. Since the Zika virus emerged three years ago in the Americas, cases have declined, but many people wonder if they still need to consider the mosquito-borne disease when making travel plans. “The bottom line is yes,” says Dr. Paul Mead, a medical officer in the CDC’s division of vector-borne diseases: Americans do still need to take precautions to protect against Zika. The CDC recommends that pregnant couples who live or travel to areas with Zika (a list that currently includes countries in Africa,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime places with Zika zika travel Source Type: news

Angola:Governor Calls On Society to Support Efforts to Halt Dengue Outbreak
[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The governor of the northern Cuanza Norte province Jos é Maria Ferraz dos Santos has called for the need to work on the prevention and containment of the dengue outbreak, hitting the region since early this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Dengue Epidemics in Cazengo Municipality Under Control
[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The Dengue epidemics, which recently has been detected in Cazengo Municipality, in the northern Cuanza Norte Province, is now under control and no new cases were recorded in the past 48 hours, following the diagnosis of the disease in 78 patients in the beginning of this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Why Kenya Needs Policies to Tackle Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya is one of several countries across the world experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of the chikungunya and dengue viruses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cape Verde:Cape Verde - How the Island Nation Is Fighting Dengue Fever
[IFRC] At first glance, the inhabitants of Cape Verde's capital Praia seem serene and undaunted. But as soon as the conversation turns towards dengue fever, they become deeply worried and anxious. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Cuanza Norte With Dozens of Suspected Cases of Dengue Fever
[ANGOP] Ndalatando -At least 78 cases suspected of dengue fever were recorded between April 4 to 9 by the sanitary authority of the northern Cuanza Norte province, without any death registered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Standard Case Definition of Priority Diseases/Conditions in Nigeria
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 08/2017 This 14-page document provides a table of diseases and conditions in Nigeria, and standard case definitions for suspected cases. Diseases and conditions include anthrax, cholera, dengue fever, Lassa fever, SARS, and yellow fever. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

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Source: PubMed Central News - March 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A high-specificity test detects prior infection by Zika virus
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Set to come to market this year, the test identifies antibodies remaining in the organism which provide immunity. The method has greater accuracy to discriminate Zika virus from dengue infections, and should improve prevention policies for pregnant women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics Increase Mouse Susceptibility to Dengue, West Nile, and Zika
The drugs' disruption of the microbiome makes a subsequent flavivirus infection more severe. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 27, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Tanzania:No Silver Bullet On Fight Against Dengue Disease
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania does not have a magical solution for tackling the spread of dengue, a mosquito-borne tropical disease that is endemic in the country and elsewhere in the world. Experts believe a more holistic approach is needed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rs 16L dengue bill? Should ’ve been Rs 9L less
TOI analysis shows that a Rs.16 lakh bill charged for a 7-year-old dengue patient could have been trimmed to Rs.6.9 lakh even with a comfortable 15% profit margin. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Rs 16 lakh dengue bill a hospital charged should ’ve been Rs 9 lakh less
If the excess margins were not charged, the bill ought to have been about Rs 6.9 lakh in a private hospital and Rs 5 lakh in a government one. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal formulations able to prevent and treat dengue fever: A scientific review
(Natural News) Herbal formulations could be potentially used as alternative options for preventing and treating dengue fever. A study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine looked at past studies on herbal treatments used in managing the disease in India. Dengue is common in more than 100 countries, affecting more than 300 million people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:'Take Anti-Dengue Fever Precautions'
[Daily News] MINISTER for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, has asked community members to observe the principles of environmental cleanness in order to fight dengue fever effectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Beware of Dengue Fever, Gov Cautions the Public
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has confirmed that there were diagnosed dengue fever cases in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news