Dengue Fever Is Soaring Worldwide. Here ’s What to Know—and How to Stay Protected
Governments and public health experts around the world are sounding the alarm about the record-high spread of one of the most notorious—and incurable—diseases, which about half the world is at risk of catching: dengue. The mosquito-borne virus has a long history in warm climates but is now also emerging in regions where it had been generally unheard of—such as in Europe and parts of the U.S. By early December, there had already been more than five million dengue infections worldwide this year—a dramatic increase from some 500,000 cases in 2000—recorded across at least 80 countries and terri...
Source: TIME: Health - December 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Koh Ewe Tags: Uncategorized Explainer News Desk Source Type: news

Africa: WHO, Unicef, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Pass the Mid-Point of the Global 10-Year Strategy to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics
[WHO] The Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy - a partnership led by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance - launches a report following its mid-term evaluation in 2022 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Africa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa Source Type: news

How Old Do You Have to Be To Receive Yellow Fever Vaccine?
Discussion In the United States, Yellow Fever (YF) is rare and usually due to traveler’s coming to the US from Africa (34 countries) or South America (13 countries, see maps here) This wasn’t always true. There were numerous outbreaks in the past few centuries. However, after the Spanish-American War, a YF commission was sent to Cuba that proved YF was mosquito-borne and 1 year later major improvement was seen due to a multi-pronged mosquito control program. “In May 1900, the U.S. Army,…formed the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission to gather data in Cuba that might inspire improvements in the publi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Europe Faces Growing Risk of Mosquito-Borne Diseases Due to Climate Change
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — European Union officials warned Thursday there is a growing risk of mosquito-borne viral diseases such as dengue and chikungunya in Europe due to climate change. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said that because Europe is experiencing a warming trend, with heat waves and flooding becoming more frequent and severe, and summers getting longer and warmer, the conditions are more favorable “for invasive mosquito species such as Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti.” The Stockholm-based agency said in a report the species Aedes albopictus is a known vector of chikungu...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan M. Olsen / AP Tags: Uncategorized europe wire Source Type: news

Sudan: Refugees Face Visa Problems Over Yellow Fever Cards
[Dabanga] Port Sudan -- Sudanese stranded in Port Sudan said that the lack of a yellow fever vaccination card hindered their visa applications at the Egyptian Consulate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Solar Powered Freezer Improving Immunization Coverage in Hard-to-Reach Rural Villages
Benson Musyoka rides his motorcycle from Kamboo health centre to transport vaccines to Yindalani village. Photo Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Mar 13 2023 (IPS) Up until 2019, nurses in three health facilities located in the semi-arid south-eastern Kenya region of Makueni County struggled to bring critical health services closer to a hard-to-reach population scattered across three remote, far-flung villages. “Kamboo, Yindalani and Yiuma Mavui villages are located 17 and 28 kilometres away from Makindu sub-county hospital, and 10 and 22 kilometres away from the nearest electricity grid,” Benson Musyoka, the nu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Kenya Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Vaccine Potency Wanes Over Time
(MedPage Today) -- SEATTLE -- A single-dose of vaccine for yellow fever (YF-VAX strain 17D-204) is touted as offering lifelong protection, but the jab's potency was reduced over time, researchers reported. In blood samples from 22 flavivirus... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Online Yellow Fever Verification System Launched at Elegu Border Point
[Nile Post] The Office of the President, Elegu Border Post management and other labour exportation stakeholders have launched the yellow fever vaccination online verification system at Elegu Point of Entry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FREE CONTACT HOUR: JHSON Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 10, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Virus Hunters Trying to Prevent the Next Pandemic
Nobody saw SARS-CoV-2 coming. In the early days of the pandemic, researchers were scrambling to collect samples from people who had mysteriously developed fevers, coughs, and breathing problems. Pretty soon, they realized that the disease-causing culprit was a new virus humans hadn’t seen before. And the world, lacking a coordinated global response, was unprepared. Some countries acted quickly to develop tests for the novel coronavirus, while others with fewer resources were left behind. With a virus oblivious to national borders, and with travel between countries and continents more common than it had been in previo...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Video by Andrew D. Johnson Tags: Uncategorized Disease Frontiers of Medicine 2022 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Rolls Out Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Isiolo, Garissa
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government has rolled out a 10-day yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting Garissa and Isiolo counties following an outbreak of the disease in parts of the country earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FREE CONTACT HOUR: JHSON Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 13, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Stronger Healthcare Systems Critical for Africa ’s Socioeconomic Transformation
As Africa rebuilds following the pandemic, investment in the fight against malaria and NTDs will make healthcare systems more resilient and support longer-term pandemic preparedness. Credit: UNDP Kenya/James OchweriBy Claude Mambo MuvunyiKIGALI, Jun 22 2022 (IPS) Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems globally have battled to deal with the repercussions unleashed by the disease. From the outset, Africa was considered particularly vulnerable due to several factors: limited healthcare provision in some areas, high prevalence of HIV and TB in a number of countries, and limited fiscal room to respond t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Claude Mambo Muvunyi Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Concern grows that human monkeypox outbreak will establish virus in animals outside Africa
Some content has been removed for formatting reasons. Please view the original article for the best reading experience. Eleven days after being bitten by one of her pet prairie dogs, a 3-year-old girl in Wisconsin on 24 May 2003 became the first person outside of Africa to be diagnosed with monkeypox. Two months later, her parents and 69 other people in the United States had suspected or confirmed cases of this disease, which is caused by a relative of the much deadlier smallpox virus. The monkeypox virus is endemic in parts of Africa, and rodents imported from Ghana had apparently infected captive prairie dogs, Nort...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 8, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news