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Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal
Brazil's Health Ministry says its yellow fever vaccination campaign is significantly short of its goal and that 10 million people still need to be immunized (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018 Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018
A recent outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil underscores the need for travelers to obtain timely vaccination and for clinicians to be alert to symptoms in returning travelers.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Africa:Yellow Fever - UN Aims to Eradicate Disease From Africa By 2026
[Deutsche Welle] The UN and partners have launched a plan to vaccinate 1 billion people against yellow fever in Africa. A mass vaccination campaign in West Africa is a model to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:21 Million Nigerians to Be Protected Against Yellow Fever in 2018 - Govt
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government has said no fewer than 21 million people will be vaccinated against yellow fever across the country by the end of 2018 with support from World Health Organisation (WHO), Gavi - the Vaccine Aliliance, UNICEF and other health partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria ’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday (10 April). (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: yellow fever [subject], African Region [region], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Kenya:How Nairobians Are Being Duped With Fake Yellow Fever Vaccine at City Hall
[Nairobi News] Members of the public have been warned about the operations of rogue health officers at Nairobi City Hall who have been injecting travellers with water instead of the recommended yellow fever vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends those traveling to Brazil get a yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel. "Currently, there are concerns regarding quite a large outbreak in Brazil that has been linked to yellow fever," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. Yellow [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Update: Thinking of Going to Brazil? You Will Need a Yellow Fever Vaccination
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that an outbreak of the virus means that travelers should get the vaccine before a trip. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Travel and Vacations Yellow Fever Brazil Source Type: news

Rumors, mistrust hinder Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign
Amid rumors that a yellow fever vaccine is weak or dangerous, Brazil is struggling to vaccinate millions of people, raising concerns the outbreak could grow (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Yellow Fever Circles Brazil ’ s Huge Cities
With an outbreak in its second year, officials are trying to vaccinate 23 million people against the virus. The government was slow to act, critics say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHASTA DARLINGTON and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Pan American Health Organization World Health Organization Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Sao Paulo (Brazil) Monkeys and Apes Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Vaccine
CBER Approved Product For active immunization of persons 9 months of age and older who: •Are living in or traveling to endemic areas; •Travelling internationally to countries that require evidence of vaccination from entering travelers or; •Laboratory Personnel who might be expose to virulent yellow fever virus or to concentrated preparations of the yellow fever vaccine strain b y direct or indirect contact or by aerosols should by vaccinated. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Uganda:NSSF Offers Free Yellow Fever Vaccination During Customer Week
[Observer] National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has today kicked off its annual Customer Connect week with various activities including a medical camp that will see Ugandans get free Hepatitis B, diabetes and blood pressure screening and Yellow fever vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign struggling to meet goal
Brazil's Health Ministry says a massive yellow fever vaccination campaign has reached less than 20 percent of the targeted population since it began three weeks ago (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil confirms 353 yellow fever cases, including 98 deaths
Brazil's Health Ministry has confirmed more than 350 cases of yellow fever as the infection rate picks up steam in the nation at the centre of the last outbreak. There's currently a shortage of yellow fever vaccine in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Largest Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Nigeria's History Under Way - UN Health Agency
[UN News] The Nigerian Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, aiming to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt/WHO Begins Yellow Fever Vaccination in Three States
[Premium Times] The federal government on Thursday began a mass vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of yellow fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Set to Vaccinate 25 Million People Against Yellow Fever, Says WHO
[Guardian] The Nigerian government with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners will today launch a mass vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of yellow fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Largest yellow fever vaccination campaign in Nigeria ’ s history under way – UN health agency
The Nigerian Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, aiming to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Largest yellow fever vaccination campaign in Nigeria ’s history under way – UN health agency
The Nigerian Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, aiming to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Errors in Administration of an Excess Dosage of Yellow Fever Vaccine — United States, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Pledges 20 Million Doses of Vaccines to Eradicate Yellow Fever
[Guardian] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pledged a yearly donation of 20 million doses of vaccines to eradicate yellow fever in Nigeria.The WHO Representative, Dr. Fiona Braka, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja.She said the global body would assist the country in achieving the total vaccination of the populace, in line with the global Elimination of Yellow Epidemics (EYE) by 2026. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Donates 20 Million Doses of Yellow Fever Vaccine
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organization (WHO) has promised to donate 20 million doses of vaccines annually towards eradicating yellow fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil's yellow fever death toll triples
The World Health Organization said the number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil tripled, with 20 deaths since July. US travelers urged to get the yellow fever vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Inside Story of Free Yellow Fever Drugs
[Monitor] Kampala -The yellow fever vaccination card has become the second most important document after the passport for travellers in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Amid Shortage, UR Nursing's Passport Health One of Select Clinics Offering Yellow Fever Vaccination
The Passport Health clinic at the University of Rochester School of Nursing is among a limited number of sites chosen to administer yellow fever immunizations during a period of anticipated shortages of the vaccine nationwide. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - December 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

1.4 million vaccines from global stockpile support yellow fever control in Nigeria
The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever has provided 1.4 million vaccine doses for an immunization campaign that starts on Saturday (2 December) to help control an ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria. (Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters)
Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, yellow fever [subject], yellow fever [subject], African Region [region], Nigeria [country], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Uganda:50,000 to Get Free Yellow Fever Vaccination
[Monitor] More than 50,000 people will be protected against yellow fever virus in an ongoing 10-day vaccination campaign organised by the National Medical Stores (NMS) at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil Ramps Up Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign After Dead Monkey Discovered
Officials confirmed that the monkey had been infected with the virus. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil Ramps Up Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign After Dead Monkey Discovered
Officials confirmed that the monkey had been infected with the virus. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

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