A Hotter World Means More Disease Outbreaks in Our Future
As global temperatures have risen in recent decades, so have the number of outbreaks of infectious diseases. SARS, MERS, Zika, West Nile, COVID-19, and now clusters of monkeypox and polio have all recently threatened public health. That’s no coincidence. In a study published in August in Nature Climate Change, researchers tried to understand the relationship between major environmental changes related to higher greenhouse gas emissions—including global warming, rising sea levels, storms, floods, drought, and heat waves—and the outbreaks of 375 human infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and oth...
Source: TIME: Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized climate change COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 10, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nigeria: 160 Million People At Risk of Yellow Fever in Nigeria - Official
[Premium Times] WHO said the figure makes up around 25 per cent of all the people at risk of the disease in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Virus Hunters Trying to Prevent the Next Pandemic
Nobody saw SARS-CoV-2 coming. In the early days of the pandemic, researchers were scrambling to collect samples from people who had mysteriously developed fevers, coughs, and breathing problems. Pretty soon, they realized that the disease-causing culprit was a new virus humans hadn’t seen before. And the world, lacking a coordinated global response, was unprepared. Some countries acted quickly to develop tests for the novel coronavirus, while others with fewer resources were left behind. With a virus oblivious to national borders, and with travel between countries and continents more common than it had been in previo...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Video by Andrew D. Johnson Tags: Uncategorized Disease Frontiers of Medicine 2022 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Rolls Out Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Isiolo, Garissa
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government has rolled out a 10-day yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting Garissa and Isiolo counties following an outbreak of the disease in parts of the country earlier this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 13, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Africa: Viruses Can Change Your Scent to Make You More Attractive to Mosquitoes, New Research Finds
[The Conversation Africa] Mosquitoes are the world's deadliest animal. Over 1 million deaths per year are attributed to mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, Zika and chikungunya fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stronger Healthcare Systems Critical for Africa ’s Socioeconomic Transformation
As Africa rebuilds following the pandemic, investment in the fight against malaria and NTDs will make healthcare systems more resilient and support longer-term pandemic preparedness. Credit: UNDP Kenya/James OchweriBy Claude Mambo MuvunyiKIGALI, Jun 22 2022 (IPS) Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems globally have battled to deal with the repercussions unleashed by the disease. From the outset, Africa was considered particularly vulnerable due to several factors: limited healthcare provision in some areas, high prevalence of HIV and TB in a number of countries, and limited fiscal room to respond t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Claude Mambo Muvunyi Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Concern grows that human monkeypox outbreak will establish virus in animals outside Africa
Some content has been removed for formatting reasons. Please view the original article for the best reading experience. Eleven days after being bitten by one of her pet prairie dogs, a 3-year-old girl in Wisconsin on 24 May 2003 became the first person outside of Africa to be diagnosed with monkeypox. Two months later, her parents and 69 other people in the United States had suspected or confirmed cases of this disease, which is caused by a relative of the much deadlier smallpox virus. The monkeypox virus is endemic in parts of Africa, and rodents imported from Ghana had apparently infected captive prairie dogs, Nort...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 8, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Warning: Climate Crisis Is Now the Single Biggest Health Threat Facing Humanity
This year’s World Health Day launched a new warning: more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to “avoidable environmental causes”. Credit: BigstockBy Baher KamalMADRID, Apr 5 2022 (IPS) While the world’s top scientists and experts continue their arduous work to finally submit to politicians at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (7-18 November 2022), a new alert now emerges: the climate crisis has already become the single biggest health threat to humankind. But this new alert should be no surprise: it rather constitutes the logic, expected cons...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Environment Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations World Health Day Source Type: news

Africa: How An African Protection From Smallpox Came To Be Used In Colonial Boston
[ShareAmerica] In the early 18th century, American colonists faced constant threat from deadly infectious diseases -- scarlet fever, diphtheria, influenza and yellow fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US poised to release 2.4bn genetically modified male mosquitoes to battle deadly diseases
The future isn ’t female, at least not for the invasiveAedes aegypti: the altered males are engineered to produce only male offspringGenetically modified male mosquitoes may soon be buzzing across areas of California, in an experiment to stop the spread of invasive species in a warming climate.Earlier this month, the EPA cleared the UK-based biotech company Oxitec to release a maximum of roughly 2.4bn of its genetically modified mosquitoes through 2024, expand its existing trial in Florida and start a new pilot project in California ’s Central Valley, where mosquito numbers are on the rise.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gabrielle Canon Tags: Invasive species Science Insects Zika virus Yellow fever California Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda on High Alert as Yellow Fever Breaks Out in Region
[New Times] The Ministry of Health has informed the general Rwandan public and international travellers visiting the country about the updated measures regarding the prevention of yellow fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Has a Yellow Fever Outbreak - How to Deal With It
[The Conversation Africa] On 5 March 2022, Kenya declared an outbreak of yellow fever in Isiolo County after the death of three people. More than 20 people were reported to have contracted the deadly viral disease in Isiolo in the previous month. Counties bordering Isiolo were placed in the high-risk bracket. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tz On High Alert Over Yellow Fever
[Daily News] Tanzania is taking all preventive measures against a yellow fever outbreak in the country, after neighbouring Kenya reported three deaths from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news