I Hate Summer —and You Should Too
Wake me when it’s over—summer, that is. I know, I know, you just love it: the long days, the warm evenings, the trips to the beach, the afternoons at the ballpark when your favorite team is playing and the pennant race is tightening—and the temperature is skyrocketing, and your skin is blistering, and the beer is $6, and the drive home will be in 88° heat, which is fine if you don’t mind running the air conditioner, except that you’re burning through $4–a-gallon gas, because it’s summer-driving season and the giant oil companies didn’t get to be the giant oil companies wi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Bacteria found in mosquito guts could help scientists fight dengue, Zika
A team in China probing the guts of local mosquitoes has found a potential helper in the fight against two human diseases. Researchers identified a new bacterium that disables the viruses responsible for dengue and Zika before they can establish an infection in the insects. Although early stage, the work, reported this week in Science , paves the way for studying the bacterium’s effect on disease transmission in the real world. It wouldn’t be the first time a microbe is used to thwart mosquito-borne diseases. About 15 years ago, researchers discovered that a different bacterium, Wolbachia...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 18, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

South Sudan: Urgent Vaccination Campaign Needed to Halt Deadly Measles Outbreak
[MSF] A measles crisis is mounting in South Sudan's Western Equatoria state, just as health authorities struggle to overcome a yellow fever outbreak. Since February, seven deaths among children under five and 460 cases have been recorded as of 24 March in three health facilities in Yambio and Nzara counties; 90 per cent of these children had never been vaccinated against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Aid and Assistance East Africa External Relations Health and Medicine International Organizations and Africa NGOs and Civil Society South Sudan Source Type: news

Africa: 8 Countries Reporting Active Yellow Fever Cases
[WHO-AFRO] Situation at a Glance (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Africa Health and Medicine Source Type: news

Could the next pandemic come from within? America is suffering dozens of lab leaks at dangerous virus hubs every year, 'startling' data shows
Official data revealed more than 600 releases of 'controlled' pathogens - which may include anthrax, tuberculosis and yellow fever - were recorded in the US over the eight years to 2022, equivalent to 70 to 100 releases every year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Could a Warming Climate Bring Yellow Fever to America?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2023 -- Yellow fever may be resurfacing in the United States, thanks to climate change. The mosquito-borne viral illness decimated southern U.S. cities from 1820 to 1905, and now a new report says it could return to those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NLM Traveling Exhibitions – Region 6 Host Sites (More Dates Added!)
Libraries and cultural institutions present inspiring stories about history, society, and medicine to their communities through National Library of Medicine (NLM) Traveling Exhibitions. Curated from NLM collections and available free of charge, these exhibitions explore current themes in public health and connect visitors to trusted NLM health information resources such as MedlinePlus and PubMed. NLM Traveling Exhibitions help to: Connect your community to NLM offerings like MedlinePlus and PubMed Publicize your institution through programming and activities Establish community partnerships and share NLM health inform...
Source: The Cornflower - October 16, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Traveling Exhibit 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

Nigeria: Nigeria's 2023 Joint External Evaluation - Progress in the Right Direction
[Nigeria Health Watch] Nigeria, like many other African nations with similar complexities, has had its fair share of challenges in responding to disease outbreaks. In recent years, the country has experienced multiple outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Lassa Fever, Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), Ebola, resurgences of Yellow Fever and Mpox, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Nigeria is now facing a deadly Diphtheria outbreak, and as of July 2023, there have been 579 confirmed cases with a case fatality rate of 6.7% among (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Making Us Sick, Says WHO Envoy
The World Health Organization says round 7 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Aug 2 2023 (IPS) Climate change is making us sick. It has become urgent to build resilient health systems to secure humanity’s well-being, says the special envoy for climate change and health of the World Health Organization (WHO). “Climate change is unquestionably affecting our health every day,” says Vanessa Kerry– a renowned global health expert and medical doctor – who was appointed the WHO Director-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Climate Action Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Malaria Cases In U.S. Trigger Unfounded Claims About Bill Gates, Mosquito Project
Here's what Oxitec is really doing with Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Florida Keys and how it may affect dengue, Zika, yellow fever, and chikungunya. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 1, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma standard 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