Feds fund $3.5M for Durham firm's yellow fever treatment
A Durham pharmaceutical company has received $3.5 million from a federal agency to support clinical trials for a drug to treat people with yellow fever. For BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, the latest funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for galidesivir brings development contract funding to a total of $43 million.   BioCryst saw success during its Phase 1 trials; healthy patients tolerated the drug and found it to be safe. In animal studies, galidesivir showed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Harrison Miller Source Type: news

No $$ for Vaccines; Yellow Fever in the Other Congo; Intranasal Flu Vax Promising
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 12, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Republic of the Congo
Yellow fever outbreak in Republic of the Congo 7 September 2018 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Congo Republic Says to Launch Vaccination Drive After Yellow Fever Outbreak Congo Republic Says to Launch Vaccination Drive After Yellow Fever Outbreak
Congo Republic will launch a country-wide vaccination campaign to control an outbreak of yellow fever near the border with the Angolan enclave of Cabinda, the health ministry said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Congo Republic says to launch vaccination drive after yellow fever outbreak
Congo Republic will launch a country-wide vaccination campaign to control an outbreak of yellow fever near the border with the Angolan enclave of Cabinda, the health ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The reemergence of yellow fever
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Barrett, A. D. T. Tags: Virology perspective Source Type: news

Genomic and epidemiological monitoring of yellow fever virus transmission potential
The yellow fever virus (YFV) epidemic in Brazil is the largest in decades. The recent discovery of YFV in Brazilian Aedes species mosquitos highlights a need to monitor the risk of reestablishment of urban YFV transmission in the Americas. We use a suite of epidemiological, spatial, and genomic approaches to characterize YFV transmission. We show that the age and sex distribution of human cases is characteristic of sylvatic transmission. Analysis of YFV cases combined with genomes generated locally reveals an early phase of sylvatic YFV transmission and spatial expansion toward previously YFV-free areas, followed by a rise...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Faria, N. R., Kraemer, M. U. G., Hill, S. C., Goes de Jesus, J., Aguiar, R. S., Iani, F. C. M., Xavier, J., Quick, J., du Plessis, L., Dellicour, S., Theze, J., Carvalho, R. D. O., Baele, G., Wu, C.- H., Silveira, P. P., Arruda, M. B., Pereira, M. A., Per Tags: Genetics, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Congo Republic confirms yellow fever near Angolan enclave
Congo Republic has confirmed a case of yellow fever near the border with an Angolan enclave, the health ministry said on Tuesday, and has warned of "an emerging event of epidemic proportions". (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yellow fever – France – French Guiana
Disease outbreak news for Yellow fever in French Guiana. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Oxford University: Tracking the evolution and transmission of yellow fever
(University of Oxford) A pioneering Oxford University research collaboration into yellow fever virus (YFV) has shed new light on the exceptional recent outbreak in Brazil and how the virus spreads. The findings have implications for monitoring viral transmission and could potentially contribute to a strategy for eliminating YFV worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Yellow Fever - Katsina in Campaign to Vaccinate 150,000
[Daily Trust] Katsina health authorities have begun vaccinating 150,000 people in the council area of Danja in the wake of a recent outbreak of Yellow fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NCDC, PHN, Others Seek End to Disease Epidemics in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Towards ending the series of outbreaks of Lassa fever, Monkeypox, yellow fever, cholera, meningitis, Ebola and other epidemic diseases in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, PHN, have launched the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response, A4EPR. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A sterile line of Aedes aegypti is developed to fight off arbovirosis
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In Brazil, male specimens with defective sperm are created in lab; manufacturing the transgenic mosquito in large scale could integrate coordinated strategies to control dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yellow fever vaccine: How long does the vaccination last and when do you need to get it?
YELLOW fever vaccine may be the last thing on many holidaymakers ’ minds before they vacate to their exotic destination, but the jab can stop you getting the disease particularly if you’re travelling to an area where the infection is found. How long does the vaccination last and when do you need to get it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow fever vaccine: How long does the vaccination last and when should you get it?
YELLOW fever vaccine may be the last thing on many holidaymakers ’ minds before they vacate to their exotic destination, but the jab can stop you getting the disease particularly if you’re travelling to an area where the infection is found. How long does the vaccination last and when do you need to get it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Government to Offer Free Cancer Screening Services At Fitness Day Launch
[Monitor] Government will Sunday offer free screening services for cancer, diabetes, yellow fever, hepatitis B and heart related diseases as President Museveni launches the National Physical Activity Day at Kololo grounds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Yellow fever: A new method for testing vaccine safety
(Institut Pasteur) Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and Sanofi Pasteur have recently developed a novel alternative method to animal testing that can be used to verify the safety of vaccines such as the yellow fever vaccine. This original approach is based on the development of an in cellulo device using a 3D culture model, the 'BBB-Minibrain'. A patent application has been filed by the Institut Pasteur and Inserm. The results of this research were published in the journal Biologicals in May 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angola:Over One Million Cases of Malaria, Thousands Killed
[ANGOP] At least 1.5 million cases of malaria that resulted in 3,853 deaths were recorded in the six months in Angola, exceeding the 1.3 million cases in 2016 when the country was hit by yellow fever epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Gives Succour to Maitama Hospital Measles, Yellow Fever Laboratory
[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given hope to a porta cabin work space and donated laboratory equipment that include ELISA readers test equipment and microplate washers to Maitama General Hospital in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

9 Kinds of Bug Bites You Might Get This Summer — and What to Do About Them
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Angola:Minister Welcomes WHO Support in Fight Against Epidemics
[ANGOP] Geneva -The Health Minister, S ílvia Lutucuta, on Tuesday welcomed the support received from the Wprld Health Organisation (WHO) and other international partners, which has helped overcome the three diseas yellow fever, malaria and dengue in Angola in the last years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Asian tiger mosquito on the move
(Goethe University Frankfurt) Scientists at the Goethe University and the Senckenberg Gesellschaft f ü r Naturforschung have compared the ecological niches of the Asian tiger mosquito and the yellow fever mosquito, both of which transmit infectious diseases, on various continents. The invasion time span plays an important role in their expansion and the Asian tiger mosquito has not yet arrived in all regions where it would find a suitable environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acute Public Health Events Assessed by WHO Regional Offices for Africa, the Americas and Europe Under the International Health Regulations (2005): 2016 Report
World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa. 11/2017 This 29-page report summarizes public health events detected, verified, assessed, and reported in three World Health Organization (WHO) Regions - Africa, the Americas, and Europe - from 2001 to 2016, with a focus on 2016. From 2001 to 2016, 5,472 events were recorded in the WHO Event Management System (EMS), 373 of which were recorded in 2016. Most of these events were of infectious origin, including large yellow fever outbreaks; continuation of the Ebola and Zika virus disease outbreaks, including imported Zika congenital syndrome cases; sequelae of civil conf...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Yellow Fever: Why Does A Restaurant Have The Name Of This Disease?
A restaurant located in a Whole Foods store has the same name as a disease that can cause bleeding from the nose, mouth, and eyes and death. It is also a slang term for a fetish. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Researchers map the potential spread of yellow fever virus to cities around the world
New analysis shows potential risk for yellow fever virus to spread to urban centres where it previously has not been seen (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 28, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Researchers map the potential spread of yellow fever virus to cities around the world
(St. Michael's Hospital) The deadly yellow fever virus has the potential to spread into cities around the world where it previously hasn't been seen, according to a new study led by St. Michael's Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Nearly One Billion People in Africa to be Protected Against Yellow Fever by 2026
[WHO] Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi -- the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil; Third Update, 16 March 2018
European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 03/16/2018 This 10-page report assesses the risk to European Union/European Economic Area countries and citizens associated with the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil. This update of the rapid risk assessment was triggered by the evolution of the epidemic in Brazil and reports of travel-associated yellow fever cases with exposure in Brazil returning to Europe. It provides advice to travelers and health professionals, and background on yellow fever and the outbreak in Brazil. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

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