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Miami among cities at risk from yellow fever spread : study
GENEVA (Reuters) - Miami is at risk of a deadly yellow fever outbreak because the disease could thrive there but the city has no checks on travelers arriving from endemic zones, a study to be published by the World Health Organization showed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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

U.N. Aims to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics in Africa by 2026 U.N. Aims to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics in Africa by 2026
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News 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

Africa:One Billion People to Be Vaccinated for Yellow Fever in 27 African Countries
[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN-backed campaign to protect nearly a billion people in Africa from yellow fever by 2026
Amid a resurgence of yellow fever outbreaks, the United Nations together with partners, has begun an ambitious campaign to vaccinate close to one billion people against the deadly disease across 27 high-risk African countries. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public 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

Launch of EYE Strategy (Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics)
Your Excellency Professor Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health; My sister Shidi, Regional Director for Africa; (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], yellow fever [subject] Source Type: news

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tracking Aedes mosquito invasions in Panama
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Mosquitoes in the genus Aedes, which carry viruses causing yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika, invaded the crossroads of the Americas multiple times, by land and by sea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Standard Case Definition of Priority Diseases/Conditions in Nigeria
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 08/2017 This 14-page document provides a table of diseases and conditions in Nigeria, and standard case definitions for suspected cases. Diseases and conditions include anthrax, cholera, dengue fever, Lassa fever, SARS, and yellow fever. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine 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

Emergency risk communication: lessons learned from a rapid review of recent gray literature on ebola, zika, and yellow fever - Toppenberg-Pejcic D, Noyes J, Allen T, Alexander N, Vanderford M, Gamhewage G.
A rapid review of gray literature from 2015 to 2016 was conducted to identify the lessons learned for emergency risk communication from recent outbreaks of Ebola, Zika, and yellow fever. Gray literature databases and key websites were searched and requests... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What You Need To Know About The Yellow Fever Epidemic In Brazil
" If climate change and mosquito-borne diseases had a relationship status on Facebook, it would be'it's complicated.'" —Dr. Kacey Ernst (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Brazil to vaccinate entire country against yellow fever
Brazil's health minister says the country is expanding its campaign to vaccinate people against yellow fever to cover the entire country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa:Why Disease-Bearing Insects, Viral Infections Are Increasing
[Guardian] Climate change promotes spread of mosquito, tick-borne viruses, yellow fever in Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC Expands Yellow Fever Guidance for Brazil Travelers
(MedPage Today) -- New vax recommendations include most popular tourist areas (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever shots urged for Brazil travelers amid outbreak
Health officials are urging travelers to Brazil to get yellow fever shots after 10 recent visitors got the mosquito-borne disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Fatal Yellow Fever in Travelers to Brazil, 2018
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

BU: Brazil yellow fever outbreak necessitates vaccines
(Boston University School of Medicine) Brazil is in the midst of a yellow fever outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus reaching popular tourist destinations that do not normally see the disease. Since January 2018, 10 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in international travelers visiting Brazil, including four deaths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Yellow fever – Brazil
Disease news outbreak for Yellow fever in Brazil. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever strikes 846 in Brazil, figures show
Brazil's Health Ministry is now aiming to vaccinate more than 23 million people across the country, with cities being hit hard by the mosquito-borne virus that has a death rate of eight per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New test extends window for accurate detection of Zika
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Diagnosis of Zika infection is complex. Molecular tests for exposure are only reliable in the first two to three weeks after infection. Antibody tests are confounded by cross-reactivity of antibodies to Zika with similar viruses like dengue and yellow fever. A new blood test called ZIKV-NS2B-concat ELISA is faster, less expensive, and extends the window of accurate detection to months after onset of infection, giving clinicians a powerful tool to screen for Zika throughout pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Brazil yellow fever cases on track to surpass last outbreak
Brazil has confirmed 723 cases of yellow fever, putting the current outbreak on track surpass the previous, unusually large one (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

Sudan:Medical Commission Closes Doors for Lack of Yellow Fever Serum
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's medical commission will close the doors of all branches effective tomorrow due to the interruption of the medical supplies of yellow fever serum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever virus is detected in urine and semen almost a month after infection
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The confirmation involved one single patient; Brazilian investigators say it suggests the virus may be contagious for a period which stretches longer than previously thought. Scientists especulate whether the use of urine samples could allow for positive diagnosis in asymptomatic patients, who comprise half of the cases of yellow fever's infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Disappearing act
(University of California - Santa Barbara) The Asian tiger mosquito -- carrier of such diseases as dengue, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya and Zika -- appears to have vanished from Palmyra. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Brazil
During the first four weeks of 2018, a rapid increase in the number of confirmed human cases of yellow fever was observed in the states of Rio de Janeiro, S ão Paulo, and Minas Gerais. From 1 July 2017 through 16 February 2018, 464 confirmed human cases of yellow fever have been reported in Brazil, including 154 deaths. Confirmed cases were reported in São Paulo (181 cases, including 53 deaths), Minas Gerais (225 cases, including 76 deaths), and Rio d e Janeiro (57 cases, including 24 deaths) states and in the Federal District (1 fatal case). Unlike the previous seasonal period, the current seasonal period ha...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news 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

Nigeria:Polio, Lassa and Yellow Fever - Where Is the Political Will?
[Guardian] Since the conception of Nigeria as an independent country it has struggled with a number of deadly viruses and diseases. The most prominent and reoccurring have been polio, Lassa fever and yellow fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Biochemical networks mapped in midgut of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
(Colorado State University) Scientists have mapped for the first time the midgut metabolites of the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can transmit viruses that cause dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever to humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Cases in Brazil Raise Concern in Latin America Yellow Fever Cases in Brazil Raise Concern in Latin America
The outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil is a cause for concern in the region and in neighboring countries, such as Argentina.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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:WHO to Immunise 1.2 Million People Against Yellow Fever in Borno
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is set to immunise 1.2 million people against yellow fever in Borno. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil to vaccinate 23.8 million people against yellow fever
Brazil is vaccinating more than 20 million people against yellow fever to control a budding outbreak, largest-ever campaign using fractional doses (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 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