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Dead monkey prompts Sao Paulo to step up yellow fever vaccination
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Health authorities launched a yellow fever vaccination campaign on the north side of Brazil's largest city over the weekend after a dead monkey was found infected with the disease, state and city officials said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Yellow Fever - Kwara Vaccinates 200,000 People in 3 Days
[Vanguard] The Kwara Government said on Monday that no fewer than 200,000 people have been vaccinated within three days of the ongoing yellow fever reactive vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Yellow Fever - Kwara Vaccinates 200,000 People - Official
[Premium Times] The Kwara Government said on Monday that no fewer than 200,000 people have been vaccinated within three days of the ongoing yellow fever reactive vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experts Alarmed by Yellow Fever Cases in Asia Experts Alarmed by Yellow Fever Cases in Asia
Eleven cases of yellow fever in workers returning to China highlighted the need to ramp up prevention, boost the vaccine supply, and fast-track research into new vaccine technologies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Yellow fever – France – French Guiana
On 22 August 2017, the National IHR Focal Point for France notified a confirmed fatal case of yellow fever in a 43-year-old Brazilian woman in French Guiana, with an unknown vaccination status. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?
Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Depletion of U.S. Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccine for Travelers Depletion of U.S. Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccine for Travelers
The manufacturer of the YF-VAX has announced that there's no more supply as of July 24, 2017, but an alternative yellow fever vaccine has been provisionally allowed by the FDA.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. Yellow Fever Vaccine Completely Out of Stock (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS YF-VAX, the only U.S.-licensed yellow fever vaccine, was completely out of stock as of July … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Update: Temporary Total Depletion of U.S. Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccine for Civilian Travelers Addressed by Investigational New Drug Use of Imported Stamaril Vaccine
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 60
In this issue: Solving US drug pricing issues by importing cheaper Canadian drugs, underexplored fields in immuno-oncology, a new temperature-resistant rabies and yellow fever vaccine, the increasingly popularity of adaptive clinical trials, and more … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could a temperature-resistant vaccine spell the end for rabies and yellow fever?
Current vaccines for rabies and yellow fever are plagued by the difficulties of transporting temperature-controlled drugs. A new European consortium led by KU Leuven may have the solution. Elly Earls reports. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Issuing New Yellow Fever Cards
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has started issuing new standardised yellow fever vaccination cards as a measure undertaken to prevent forgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Let Yellow Fever Vaccination Process Be Transparent
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health announced last week that it has started issuing new standardised yellow fever vaccination cards as a measure to avert forgeries. This is a welcome move, especially for Ugandans intending to travel, many of whom have been inconvenienced upon reaching Entebbe Airport, when it is discovered that they either do not have the certificates or were carrying certificates that were issued by unauthorised facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Addressing a Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage -- US, 2016-2017 Addressing a Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage -- US, 2016-2017
Due to manufacturing problems, the only supply of U.S.-licensed yellow fever vaccine is due to run out by mid-2017. What protocols are in place to ensure continued coverage?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Pandemic Alert: How Lessons From China Can Help Us Rethink Urgent Health Threats
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5919b373e4b0bd90f8e6a746,58e7ca87e4b06f8c18beeb55,58b9d3fde4b05cf0f4008d49 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addressing a Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage — United States, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 4, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Foot pain is common and excruciating. Here ’ s how to treat it.
Have you ever felt smug about meeting your daily step target? Imagine if you met your 11,000-step target every day continuously for more than a week — that's what I did. But my feet paid a price for it. There were a lot of illnesses I was afraid of coming down with in my 10-week internship […]Related:What makes someone donate a kidney to a stranger?A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a plan (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Outbreak Is Taking a Toll on Brazil ’ s Monkeys. So Is Panic.
Authorities are urging panicked residents to stop killing monkeys, which experts say can serve as beacons for where the virus is spreading. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SIMON ROMERO Tags: Yellow Fever Brazil Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Source Type: news

Brazil Yellow Fever Outbreak Spawns Alert: Stop Killing the Monkeys
Authorities are urging worried residents to stop killing monkeys, which experts say can serve as beacons for where the virus is spreading. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SIMON ROMERO Tags: Yellow Fever Brazil Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Source Type: news

CDC and FDA Address Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage (FREE)
By the Editors The FDA has authorized use of an international yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril) in the United States because supply of the only U.S.-licensed yellow fever … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

You just learned you have breast cancer. What ’ s next?
Steven Katz, an internist at the University Michigan, researches how medical decisions are made. Over the last dozen years, he has surveyed 10,000 patients and their doctors to better understand how they discuss a diagnosis and decide to proceed. “Women have taught me a lot,” says Katz. Sorting out various options can be “very confusing […]Related:What makes someone donate a kidney to a stranger?A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a plan (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine Has CDC and FDA Scrambling Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine Has CDC and FDA Scrambling
With federal approval, Sanofi Pasteur will import a substitute vaccine and distribute it to a select number of certified vaccination sites.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

People who donate a kidney to a stranger have unusual values and beliefs
'They see it as an obvious choice,' one researcher said.Related:A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a planTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What makes someone donate a kidney to a stranger?
'They see it as an obvious choice,' one researcher said.Related:A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a planTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC working to keep yellow fever vaccine supply from running out
Officials are concerned about fighting the disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. Moves to Avert Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage
Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US yellow fever vaccine supply will run out this summer
American supplies of yellow fever vaccine are expected to run out this summer , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, and it released a report outlining a plan to ensure continuous access. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hemorrhagic Fevers (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola raged
World Health Organization officials said Friday that they are investigating a troubling report out of Liberia of a “cluster of unexplained illnesses and deaths” in an area several hours from Monrovia. Since April 24, at least 17 people have fallen ill with fever, vomiting, headache, diarrhea. Eleven have died and five are still hospitalized at the Francis Grant […]Related:People who donate a kidney to a stranger have unusual values and beliefsU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a planTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a plan
U.S. health officials on Friday warned of a new complication in the fight to contain mosquito-borne viruses spreading around the world: The country's supply of yellow fever vaccine is dwindling and will likely be completely gone by this summer — with no way to make more because of a manufacturing problem. The shortage comes at a troubling time. Multiple […]Related:People who donate a kidney to a stranger have unusual values and beliefsA mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Addressing a Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage — United States, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- As a new outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever continues to grow in Brazil, U.S. health officials say they're taking steps to avert any shortage of vaccine travelers might need. On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Has Become A Looming Threat For Brazilian City-Dwellers
Brazil could be on the precipice of a serious yellow fever outbreak ― even though a vaccine for the disease has existed since the 1930s and is 99 percent effective. Health authorities in the country reported at least 600 laboratory-confirmed yellow fever infections and more than 200 deaths, primarily in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and São Paulo, between December and April 6. Hundreds of additional cases are still being investigated.  Yellow fever can be extremely serious, according to the Mayo Clinic. Acute symptoms can include fever, headache and dizziness, while more severe s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KU Leuven-led consortium to develop new vaccine against rabies and yellow fever
The KU Leuven-led RABYD-VAX consortium is all set to develop a new vaccine against rabies and yellow fever. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - April 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

KU Leuven to lead development of dual vaccine against yellow fever and rabies
(KU Leuven) Rabies and yellow fever claim ten thousands of lives each year. Vaccines already exist but various drawbacks that hinder their efficient distribution. One of them is the need to transport and store these vaccines at cool temperatures. The RABYD-VAX consortium, led by KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium), has now started developing a cheap, temperature-stable, and easy-to-produce vaccine against both diseases at once. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UN agency dispatches 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to counter outbreak in Brazil
In response to the yellow fever outbreak on-going in Brazil, some 3.5 million doses of vaccine from the emergency stockpile were deployed to the country through a United Nations-backed coordination mechanism, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Vaccine Advised for Travel to Brazil's Rio, Sao Paulo States Yellow Fever Vaccine Advised for Travel to Brazil's Rio, Sao Paulo States
The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that travelers to rural areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo get yellow fever vaccinations, as Brazil works to contain an outbreak of the virus in the country's southeast.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Yellow fever vaccine advised for travel to Brazil's Rio, Sao Paulo states
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that travelers to rural areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo get yellow fever vaccinations, as Brazil works to contain an outbreak of the virus in the country's southeast. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Where is the Greatest Risk of Infectious Disease Transmission While Onboard an Airplane?
Discussion Airplanesare a global transportation mechanism for the world for passengers and cargo. It is an engine which helps to fuel the global economy. In 2014, over 3.3 billion people traveled to more than 41,000 airports and 50,000 routes across the world. It is possible to travel around the world within about 24 hours. This is shorter than most infectious disease incubation periods. Although entry screening into countries is done, exit screening closer to the source is a better model as noted with the recent Ebola outbreak in west Africa in 2014. Individual infectious disease risk includes the generation rate of the ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Investigation of Patients Testing Positive for Yellow Fever Viral RNA After Vaccination During a Mass Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign — Angola, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Vaccine for Those Traveling to Parts of Brazil (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Travelers to Esp írito Santo State, on the southern Atlantic coast of Brazil, should be vaccinated against yellow fever, the World Health Organization has advised. Vaccination should … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

WHO Expands Vaccination Advice as Yellow Fever Covers Southeast Brazil State WHO Expands Vaccination Advice as Yellow Fever Covers Southeast Brazil State
The entire Brazilian state of Espirito Santo is now considered at risk for yellow fever transmission, the World Health Organization says, raising concerns the deadly virus could spread to the nation's biggest cities.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO expands vaccination advice as yellow fever covers southeast Brazil state
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The entire Brazilian state of Espirito Santo is now considered at risk for yellow fever transmission, the World Health Organization says, raising concerns the deadly virus could spread to the nation's biggest cities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Yellow Fever Vaccination Among Men During an Outbreak — Luanda, Angola, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Brazil sees sharp rise in yellow fever cases
Two million doses of yellow fever vaccine are sent to Minas Gerais state after a rise in cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil Could Become An Epidemic, Officials Fear
Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a small yellow fever outbreak in Minas Gerais, a populous landlocked state adjacent to São Paulo state, has infected 110 people and killed 30, according to a Friday report. There is a vaccine for yellow fever, but because the outbreak is taking hold in areas with low vaccination rates, officials are concerned that the disease could continue to spread beyond the state’s borders and cause a larger epidemic, according to the World Health Organization. Yellow fever is spread by the same mosquito that spreads Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya.&nbs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil Could Become An Epidemic, Officials Fear
Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a small yellow fever outbreak in Minas Gerais, a populous landlocked state adjacent to São Paulo state, has infected 110 people and killed 30, according to a Friday report. There is a vaccine for yellow fever, but because the outbreak is taking hold in areas with low vaccination rates, officials are concerned that the disease could continue to spread beyond the state’s borders and cause a larger epidemic, according to the World Health Organization. Yellow fever is spread by the same mosquito that spreads Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya.&nbs...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil Prompts a State of Emergency
The outbreak in Minas Gerais State in southeastern Brazil appears to have killed at least 10 people, and 133 suspected cases are being investigated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DOM PHILLIPS Tags: Yellow Fever Minas Gerais (Brazil) Mosquitoes Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Yellow fever holiday jab 'cuts breast cancer risk'
The study raises the possibility that the vaccine, given to tourists heading to tropical destinations such as Kenya, could be a cheap and effective means of preventing thousands of cancer cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunisation and Inequality in 2016
A child receives an oral polio vaccine in Peshawar, Pakistan. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS.By Andy HazelUNITED NATIONS, Dec 30 2016 (IPS)Childhood immunisation is one of the safest and most cost-effective health interventions available, yet many of the world’s most vulnerable children continue to miss out.A World Health Organisation report entitled State of inequality: childhood immunisation was released last week. While the report is mostly good news, immunisation rates are up and many countries have eradicated diseases entirely, a large population of children remain unimmunised.To better reach these children th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Andy Hazel Tags: Health Inequity immunisation Polio United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: news