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Brazilians Rush to Get Yellow Fever Vaccinations Amid Fatal Cases Brazilians Rush to Get Yellow Fever Vaccinations Amid Fatal Cases
Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil's largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of the country.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

WHO urges carnival-bound tourists to get yellow fever shot
The World Health Organization is recommending the yellow fever shot to tens of thousands of people traveling to Sao Paulo, Brazil for Carnival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Shot to Sao Paulo Visitors WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Shot to Sao Paulo Visitors
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the whole of Sao Paulo state, which includes Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, should be considered at risk for yellow fever and recommended foreign travelers get vaccinated before visiting.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil's largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO recommends yellow fever shot to Sao Paulo visitors
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the whole of Sao Paulo state, which includes Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, should be considered at risk for yellow fever and recommended foreign travelers get vaccinated before visiting. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever
World Health Organization adds all of Sao Paulo state to its list of areas at risk for yellow fever as Brazil prepares for Carnival (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NCDC Confirms 45 Deaths From Yellow Fever
[Vanguard] NIGERIA Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed a total of 45 deaths from yellow fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Yellow Fever Kills 9
[Vanguard] A Yellow Fever outbreak has killed nine people, a report has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Yellow Fever - Nigeria Confirms Nine Deaths
[Premium Times] A yellow fever outbreak is currently ongoing in Nigeria with nine people confirmed dead from the disease, a report has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2018 Category: African Health 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

Yellow fever – Nigeria
Disease outbreak news for yellow fever in Nigeria (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news 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

UCLA senior delivers digital health monitoring to fight disease in Cameroon
As Vikash Singh looks forward to 2018 he is also looking forward to witnessing his education in action. Specifically how his background in medical research, artificial intelligence and machine learning — along with a $5,000UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship award and some innovative thinking — may potentially help save lives in Cameroon.Doctors at the HSPC Polyclinic in Kumba, a city located in the country ’s southwest region, will soon begin uploading patient information to a software application designed by Singh and a team of student programmers through Project DataReach, a company Singh launched in 2015 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drug blocks Zika and dengue viruses in study
The small-molecule inhibitor, named NGI-1, shows promise as a treatment for Zika, dengue, West Nile, and yellow fever viruses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers show how insect food choice can be manipulated
(University of California - Riverside) Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found a way to access and manipulate taste neurons in the pharynx (throat) of the common fruit fly that could help control the spread of mosquito-related illnesses, such as dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and Zika virus, and reduce the loss of crops due to agricultural pests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Travelers Underprotected From Disease Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Travelers Underprotected From Disease
Pregnant and breastfeeding women who travel to places with high risk of diseases like malaria and yellow fever are less likely than other women travelers to be protected by vaccines and drugs, recent U.S. research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Brazil
Yellow fever in Brazil, 24 November 2017 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Pregnant and breastfeeding women travelers underprotected from disease
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant and breastfeeding women who travel to places with high risk of diseases like malaria and yellow fever are less likely than other women travelers to be protected by vaccines and drugs, recent U.S. research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bio-Engineered Mosquitoes to be Released In U.S.
Bio-engineered mosquitoes will be released in many parts of the United States next year in an attempt to reduce wild populations of mosquitoes that can transmit diseases such as Zika, yellow fever and Dengue fever. The lab-grown male Asian Tiger... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dengue and Severe Dengue
World Health Organization. 04/2017 This fact sheet provides information about dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in all regions of the World Health Organization in recent years. Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. This mosquito also transmits chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika infection. The fact sheet discusses the global burden of dengue, transmission, characteristics, treatment, immunization, prevention, and control. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine 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:WHO Targets 874,000 With Yellow Fever Immunisation
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday stated its commitment to support Nigeria to immunise 873,837 people against yellow fever in Kwara and Kogi states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:UN Health Agency Supports Yellow Fever Immunization for 874,000 People in Nigeria
[UN News] A 10-day campaign launched by the Government of Nigeria will immunize nearly 874,000 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi, according to the United Nations health agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN health agency supports yellow fever immunization for 874,000 people in Nigeria
A 10-day campaign launched by the Government of Nigeria will immunize nearly 874,000 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi, according to the United Nations health agency. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN health agency supports yellow fever immunization for 874,000 people in Nigeria
A 10-day campaign launched by the Government of Nigeria will immunize nearly 874,000 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi, according to the United Nations health agency. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO supports the immunization of 874 000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria
WHO supports the immunization of 874,000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria (Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters)
Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters - October 16, 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

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

Nigeria: How Nigeria Is Tackling Spread of Yellow Fever - Official
[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed its readiness to contain further spread of yellow fever in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
(Entomological Society of America) Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two mosquito species can transmit viruses that cause Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Confirms New Yellow Fever Case
[Premium Times] A case of Yellow Fever has been confirmed in Oke Owa in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, says the Federal Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management 2017: A Focused Update
American Mosquito Control Association. 01/2017 This 59-page document is an update to the 2009 Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management, and was occasioned by the increasing importance of container-inhabiting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, including the Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever viruses. The concept of integrated mosquito management (IMM) is central to the goal of mosquito prevention and control. The recommendations summarized are intended to be broad guidelines for integrated mosquito control. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Fatal Yellow Fever in a Traveler Returning From Peru — New York, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 31, 2017 Category: American Health 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

Nigeria: Herbal Defense Against Viral Infections
[Guardian] Re-emerging infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, yellow fever, Ebola, measles, chicken pox, small pox, Dengue fever, viral hepatitis, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), polio, cold and influenza virus, among others are posing fresh threat to human existence. Unfortunately, conventional medicines are failing: the pathogens have developed resistance to the drugs-of-choice. But researchers have in experimental models treated these deadly bugs with combination of local herbs and spices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Oropouche virus could emerge and cause a public health problem
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazil runs a serious risk of being afflicted by Oropouche, another virus that is widely distributed throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean. An arbovirus transmitted by a mosquito (like Zika and yellow fever), Oropouche causes acute fever and may lead to meningitis and meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and meninges). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

On the trail of yellow fever
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kean, S. Tags: Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Virology Feature Source Type: news

An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection
(Princeton University) Princeton University researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

‘Yellow fever mosquito’ came to California via two invasions
The mosquitoes found in northern California came from a different region than those now in the southern part of the state. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aedes aegypti mosquitos introduced to California multiple times
(PLOS) Aedes aegypti mosquitos can carry the pathogens that cause dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever, among other diseases. In 2013, scientists first reported that A. aegypti had been found in California. Now, researchers writing this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have studied those bugs and found that the California mosquitos came from at least two distinct introductions and populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Outbreak That Threatened Brazil ’ s Megacities Ends
An alarming surge in cases that started in January appears to have stopped short of the country ’ s largest cities, health officials reported. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Yellow Fever Brazil Source Type: news

Prior dengue or yellow fever exposure does not worsen zika infection in monkeys
(Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) Rhesus macaques previously infected with dengue or yellow fever viruses appear to be neither more nor less susceptible to severe infection with Zika virus, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases 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