Yellow fever – Uganda
From 4 November through 14 February 2020, eight laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever in Buliisa (3), Maracha (1) and Moyo (4); including four deaths (CFR 50%), were detected through the national surveillance system. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: what other public health emergencies has the WHO declared?
Five previous emergencies declared since 2009 with some still activeThe Wuhan coronavirus is just the latest disease that the World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled as a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC). In the past 10 years there have been five other such announcements, covering four diseases.However, the Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers) coronavirus, first identified in 2012, and the yellow fever outbreak in Angola that emerged in late 2015 are not among them,despite emergency committees convening.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science UK news China Medical research World news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Microbiology Source Type: news

Uganda: Press Statement On Yellow Fever in Moyo and Buliisa Districts in Uganda
[WHO] Kampala, 27 Januarry 2020:- The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public of the confirmation of an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Moyo District in West Nile region and Buliisa District in Hoima region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Three Dead As Yellow Fever Outbreak Is Confirmed in Northern Uganda
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has confirmed an outbreak of yellow fever in Northern Uganda after three people died in Moyo and Buliisa Districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Unicef to Immunize 2 million Against Yellow Fever in Ekiti
[This Day] To curtail the spread of yellow fever in Ekiti State, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said it will immunize two million persons in the state to protect the population from the scourge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Activates 3 New Labs for Yellow Fever Testing
[Daily Trust] Three new laboratories on Tuesday officially joined the network of labs for yellow fever, measles and rubella. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Mali
From 3 November through 8 December 2019, three laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever including two deaths (case fatality rate = 67%) were detected through the national surveillance system in Mali. The first case-patient was a 15-year-old girl from a village in Kati district, Koulikoro region, Mali. The second and third case were in 17 and 25-year-old men, nationals from Cote d'Ivoire, living in the district of Bouguimi, Sikasso region, Mali. All three cases tested positive for yellow fever by Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on 3 December 2019 at Institute Pasteur Dak...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
Nigeria is responding to successive yellow fever outbreaks, with nearly a three-fold increase in number of confirmed cases in 2019 compared to 2018, suggesting intensification of yellow fever virus transmission. Additionally, there have been cases reported in parts of the country that have confirmed cases for the first time since the outbreak started in September 2017. From 1 January through 10 December 2019, a total of 4,189 suspected yellow fever cases were reported from 604 of 774 Local Government Area (LGAs) across all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria. Of the total 3,547 samples taken, 207 tes...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

New insect virus provides a safer platform for flavivirus vaccines and tests
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A research team has identified a new species of virus specific to insects that can be engineered to house genes from related viruses that cause diseases such as Zika and yellow fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yellow fever vaccine: stronger precautions in people with weakened immunity and in those aged 60 years or older
The Commission on Human Medicines has issued a series of recommendations to strengthen measures to minimise risk with the yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril) following very rare fatal reactions.. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Yellow fever jab precautionary measures strengthened
Commission on Human Medicines has added further recommendations for over 60s and those with weakened immunity following safety review Related items fromOnMedica Improve uptake of MMR jab to meet WHO target Pressure threatens integration and transformation plans Spending on public mental health is ‘negligible’ NHS must hold CCGs accountable for poor diabetes care Pregnancy key opportunity to identify FGM (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
On 13 November 2019, the Venezuela International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) and the Venezuela PAHO/WHO Country Office shared information about a confirmed case of yellow fever in Bolivar State. The case-patient is a 46-year-old male resident of the municipality of Gran Sabana, Bolivar State. He was in the locality of Uriman municipality of Gran Sabana within the 19 days prior to the onset of symptoms. Symptom onset was on 14 September 2019, and included fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, epistaxis, petechiae, and diarrhoea. On 26 September 2019, he visited a public hospital in the municipality of Her...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Sudan: SitRep - Scale-Up of Cholera Response in Khartoum
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are working with partners and at-risk communities to scale up surveillance of cholera in Khartoum. On November 7, the final phase of the five-year yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting more than 30 million people across Sudan was launched. According to the Sudan Metrological Authority, rainfall in the country has been persistently above average throughout most of the 2019 season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Claims Over 100 in Nigeria
[CAJ News] Abuja -Nigeria is battling an outbreak of the yellow fever virus that has killed more than 100 people since August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Outbreak Claims 29 Lives in Bauchi
[Premium Times] An outbreak of yellow fever has killed at least 29 people in Bauchi State, the state has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast. The U.S. Centres for Disease Control says that within 36 hours, a disease outbreak can spread from a remote village to major urban cities of the world. According to preventepidemics.org, a website which ranks countries’ levels of e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Another Yellow Fever Outbreak Kills 10 in Bauchi
[Daily Trust] Bauchi -A disease suspected to be Yellow fever has killed 10 persons in different communities of Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Kills 18 in Katsina
[Vanguard] Katsina -The Katsina State Ministry of Health confirmed on Tuesday that 18 people have died of suspected cases of yellow fever in Matazu local government area of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 50 Dead, Dozens in Hospital As Yellow Fever Hits Katsina
[This Day] Katsina -A strange disease suspected to be yellow fever, has reportedly killed no fewer than 50 people in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State within 21 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Kills 115 in Katsina LG
[Daily Trust] An outbreak of Yellow fever in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State has claimed 115 lives, Daily Trust gathered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Preventive Mass Vaccination Campaign Kicks Off in Katsina State, Others to Follow
[WHO] As part of an effort towards eliminating Yellow Fever epidemics in Nigeria, the Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Gavi, and other key partners, officially commenced Phase 3 of its planned Preventive Mass Vaccination Campaign (PMVC) in Katsina State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
On 29 August 2019, a suspected yellow fever case was reported from Kano state with a travel history to Yankari game reserve, Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA), Bauchi state, Nigeria. From 29 August through 22 September 2019, Nigeria reported an outbreak of yellow fever with an epi-centre in the Yankari game reserve of Alkaleri LGA, Bauchi state. According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 231 suspected cases have been reported in four states including Bauchi (110), Borno (109), Gombe (10), and Kano (2), of which there have been 13 presumptive positive by IgM testing and 24 cases positive by reverse-transcrip...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Death Toll Rises to 17 in Bauchi State
[This Day] Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency has said one more patient of yellow fever has died in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Beaverton vaccine developer nabs $3M grant to start clinical trial
Beaverton-based Najit Technologies Inc. received a $3.1 million grant to test a yellow fever vaccine in humans for the first time. The award from the National Institutes of Health will allow the OHSU spinout to get its HydroVax platform in a phase 1 clinical trial to study how participants’ immune systems respond. The current yellow fever vaccine has been used since the 1930s. While it works for the majority of people who take it, infants and the elderly can become ill from the vaccine. “We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Katsina Records 36 Cases of Yellow Fever, Embarks On Vaccination
[Daily Trust] Katsina -Katsina State has recorded 36 cases of yellow fever in two of its local governments; Danmusa and Kankara, the Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu, said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
On 16 July 2019, the Ebonyi State Ministry of Health received information about suspected yellow fever cases in Ndingele ward, Izzi Local Government Area (LGA), Nigeria. The cases had symptoms of fever and jaundice, reported with onset since May 2019. As of 30 August 2019, a total of 84 suspected yellow fever cases, including 26 deaths (case fatality ratio: 31 %), have been reported across nine LGAs within Ebonyi State. Of the suspected yellow fever cases, fifty-five per cent (46/84) are male. The most affected age group is 0-9 years (28 cases, 33%), followed by age groups 20-29 years and above 30 years each with 20 cases ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records 23 Deaths Linked to Yellow Fever in Bauchi
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) said 23 persons have so far died since an outbreak of yellow fever was reported in Alkaleri Local Government Area in Bauchi State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gombe Confirms Three Yellow Fever Cases
[Premium Times] The Gombe State Government says it has recorded six suspected cases of yellow fever, out of which three are reactive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bauchi State Governor Initiates Yellow Fever Campaign Targeting 500,000 People
[WHO] In response to an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State, Governor Senator Bala Mohammed on 12 September 2019 initiated a vaccination campaign against the disease in Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Bauchi Launches Campaign to Immunise 500,000 People
[This Day] Bauchi -Bauchi State government has flagged off a bold campaign to immunise 500,000 people in Alkaleri and Tafawa Balewa local government areas of the state to curtail the spread of Yellow fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: What's Behind Frequent Yellow Fever Outbreaks in Nigeria?
[Africa Check] Despite the country being a key focus of the global campaign to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease, authorities are struggling to land the telling blow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A New World? Are the Americas Returning to Old Problems?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) When I in 1980 first arrived in America it was a new world to me. I went from New York to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and like so many visitors and migrants before me I was overwhelmed by both familiar and strange impressions. Familiar due to books I had read and movies I had seen, strange since I encountered unexpected things and new because both I and several of those I met compared themselves to the “old world”, i.e. Euroasia and parts of Africa. A sense of uniqueness, admiration for an assumed freshness and difference, can be discerned in the wri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mosquito that can carry Zika virus, dengue and yellow fever is discovered in Nebraska for first time
Health officials say they discovered Aedes aegypti mosquitoes - known to carry Zika virus and dengue - in York County, Nebraska, on Tuesday . It's the first time they've been seen in the state. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Outbreak Claims 20 in Nigeria
[CAJ News] Abuja -Nigeria has embarked on a massive vaccination campaign following the death of at least 20 people from yellow fever southeast of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Yankari Games Reserve to Get Aircraft Spray - Official
[Premium Times] The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSHCDA) says the state government has approved the use of an aircraft to spray the Yankari Game Reserve to fight the yellow fever vector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Nigeria Launches Vaccination Campaign to Contain Disease
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has begun a yellow fever reactive vaccination campaign in three states to contain an outbreak of the disease in Ebonyi State in August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Confirms Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Two States
[Premium Times] Nigeria's centre for disease control has confirmed the outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Young Biotech Company Garners Australian Design Award for Innovative Diagnostics
A Danish and Taiwanese company has won Australia’s Good Design Award for a portable diagnostic device—small enough to fit in a camera case—that allows diagnosis of infectious diseases on the spot from a single drop of blood. “The Good Design Award ranked BluBox as the best solution for the rapid and accurate assessment of communicable diseases in heavily populated as well as resource-constrained, expertise-lacking areas,” explained Filippo Bosco, CEO and one of the three founders of BluSense Diagnostics (Copenhagen). The secret inside...
Source: MDDI - September 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jenevieve Blair Polin Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Pinterest Searches About Vaccines Will Bring Up Content From Public Health Organizations
(CNN) — Pinterest searches for “measles”, “vaccine safety” and other vaccine-related content will only return results from public health organizations, the social media company announced Wednesday. Last year, Pinterest stopped showing search results related to vaccines in order to the prevent the spread of harmful health misinformation. Searching Pinterest now only shows results from institutions such as the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the WHO-established Vaccine Safety Net. “We’re taking this ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Measles Pinterest Vaccines Source Type: news

Live from Geneva: Q & A on #Dengue
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 8/14/2019. This 25-minute video features live responses from an expert to questions about dengue, which is transmitted through Aedes aegypti and Aedes Albopictus mosquitoes, also known as Asian tiger mosquitoes. These are the same mosquitoes that transmit chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika. Topics include identifying the warning signs and symptoms of severe dengue, and complications caused by dengue. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Battles Deadly Yellow Fever Outbreak
[CAJ News] Abuja -More than 20 people have died from a suspected outbreak of Yellow fever in southern Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Ebonyi to Conduct Mass Immunisation of Residents
[Premium Times] Following a recent outbreak of Yellow Fever in Ebonyi State, the state government on Monday said it will soon begin mass immunisation campaign against the disease in the 13 local government areas of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 16 Killed in Yellow Fever Outbreak in Ebonyi
[Premium Times] At least 16 persons have died in an outbreak of yellow fever in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, the state's health ministry has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Report of the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics ( ‎EYE)‎ Strategy Regional Kick-Off Meeting for Africa
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 8/2019. This 48-page report, published with UNICEF and the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, summarizes a meeting held on April 10-12, 2018, that concentrated on the three main current priorities for the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy: preventive mass vaccination campaigns, routine immunization, and laboratory and surveillance capacities. Outcomes included strong political engagement from priority countries, and 11 high-risk countries drafting three-year national work plans for accelerated implementation of the EYE Strategy. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gu...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Report of the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy Annual Partners ’ Meeting, 2018
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 8/2019. This 84-page document summarizes the second meeting of the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy Partners on September 11-13, 2018. The main objectives of the meeting were to review and discuss the EYE Strategy future plans and the way forward; to strengthen partners ’, particularly country partners’, engagement; and to discuss key issues relating to the strategy’s implementation. The Strategy is currently on track to meet its objectives, and a number of achievements were highlighted. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Howler monkeys are to blame for Brazil's worst yellow fever outbreak in 40 years
Researchers in São Paolo, the city of 12million people to where the virus has spread, found that thousands of dead howler monkeys had been killed by the virus and it was spreading via mosquitoes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow fever virus responsible for current epidemic in Brazil originated in Amazon in 1980
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers have retraced the pathogen's route as it spread from the state of Par á by analyzing tissue samples from dead monkeys. Their findings are published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: East Africa Tightens Travel to Contain Yellow Fever Spread
[East African] It may soon be harder to cross the border into any East African country without a yellow fever certificate if a new policy to reintroduce the stringent measures of old is adopted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Combating mosquito-borne diseases with bacteria
(Penn State) Viruses, spread through mosquito bites, cause human illnesses such as dengue fever, Zika and yellow fever. A new control technique harnesses a naturally occurring bacterium called Wolbachia that blocks replication of viruses and breaks the cycle of mosquito-borne disease, according to an international team of researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news