Two British people DIE after receiving yellow fever vaccines
The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said two people died of viscerotropic disease after having the vaccine to protect against mosquito-borne yellow fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Brazil
In Brazil, seasonal increases of yellow fever have historically occurred between December and May. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Aedes-Transmitted Arbovirus Infections in the Americas Aedes-Transmitted Arbovirus Infections in the Americas
What are the challenges and implications to public health presented by the rising incidence in the Americas of arboviral infections such as dengue, zika, yellow fever, and chikungunya?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Global maps enabling targeted interventions to reduce burden of mosquito-borne disease
(University of Oxford) The global population at risk from mosquito-borne diseases -- including yellow fever, Zika and dengue - is expanding with changes in the distribution of two key mosquitoes: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The spread of these species is largely driven by a combination of factors: human movements and climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

National Library of Medicine Exhibits: Managing Information Around Public Health Emergencies and Pandemics
Source: National Library of Medicine [National Institutes of Health] (NLM). Published: 2/14/2019. Speakers in this one-hour webinar from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) discuss several new DIMRC activities, the NLM Exhibition Program ’s new Exhibitions Connect initiative, and the activities of the NLM Web Collecting and Archiving Group. The first speaker details the CHEMM program’s new information about fourth generation agents, and NLM’s events at the 2019 Preparedness Summit on March 26-29. The second speaker highlights the Exhibition Conne...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever Kills 14, Infects 68 in 13 States
[Guardian] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed 68 new Lassa fever cases, 14 deaths in 13 states and 77 suspected cases of yellow fever this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Brazil
Brazil is currently in the seasonal period for yellow fever, which occurs from December through May. The expansion of the historical area of yellow fever transmission to areas in the south-east of the country in areas along the Atlantic coast previously considered risk-free led to two waves of transmission (Figure 1). One during the 2016 –2017 seasonal period, with 778 human cases, including 262 deaths, and another during the 2017–2018 seasonal period, with 1376 human cases, including 483 deaths. From December 2018 through January 2019, 361 confirmed human cases, including eight deaths, have been reported in 11...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

New findings could make mosquitos more satisfied -- and safer to be around
(Rockefeller University) Scientists have learned new tricks that could be useful in preventing mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika and yellow fever. A new study shows that some appetite-reducing drugs can curtail the insects' impulse to feed on warm-blooded hosts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New findings could make mosquitoes more satisfied -- and safer to be around
(Rockefeller University) Scientists have learned new tricks that could be useful in preventing mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika and yellow fever. A new study shows that some appetite-reducing drugs can curtail the insects' impulse to feed on warm-blooded hosts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Leading cancer expert dies suddenly following routine yellow fever vaccination
A leading cancer expert, who was described as a "pioneer" in his field by Prince William, has died suddenly after receiving a routine yellow fever vaccination. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
This article from Smithsonian Magazine highlights some titles that you’ll now have access to.   MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Blog Education News from NLM/NIH Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
On 22 November 2018, the World Health Organization was informed of a cluster of suspected Yellow fever (YF) cases and deaths in Edo State, Nigeria. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Where will the world's next Zika, West Nile or Dengue virus come from?
(University of California - Davis) Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. They created a global flavivirus hotspot map from their findings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Targets 26 Million People in Yellow Fever Campaign
[VOA] A vaccination center in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, is swarming with people, a sign that Nigeria's campaign to vaccinate more people against yellow fever appears to be making headway. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chrysanthemums: A natural deterrent for the yellow fever mosquito
(Natural News) Researchers from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Vila Velha University, and The Federal University of Espírito Santo found a potential alternative to synthetic pesticides. In this study, which was published in The Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, they revealed that chrysanthemums (Dendranthema grandiflorum) are effective against the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). The yellow fever mosquito is a carrier of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Sudan: Situation Update On the Yellow Fever Outbreak in South Sudan
[WHO] Juba -The Yellow Fever outbreak in South Sudan was declared on 29 November 2018 in Sakure payam, Nzara County, Gbudue state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists synthesize molecule capable of eliminating hepatitis C virus
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The compound called GA-Hecate also acts on bacteria, fungi and cancer cells and will be tested against Zika and yellow fever viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Data Sharing in Public Health Emergencies: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives on Data Sharing During the 2014-2016 Ebola Epidemic and the 2016 Yellow Fever Epidemic
Source: Wellcome Trust. Published: 11/26/2018. This 124-page book, published with the U.K. Department for International Development, details how the Ebola virus disease and yellow fever epidemics demonstrated two radically different models for data sharing during epidemic response. The role of the nation-state as a focal point in arbitrating data access was subject to continuous testing and was managed quite differently by different national governments. These issues are addressed in the case studies. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Data Sharing in Public Health Emergencies
Source: Wellcome Trust. Published: 11/26/2018. This 124-page book, published with the U.K. Department for International Development, details how the Ebola virus disease and yellow fever epidemics demonstrated two radically different models for data sharing during epidemic response. The role of the nation-state as a focal point in arbitrating data access was subject to continuous testing and was managed quite differently by different national governments. These issues are addressed in the case studies. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO confirms case of yellow fever in Netherlands, says risk low
A case of yellow fever, an acute and contagious mosquito-borne viral disease, has been reported in a man in the Netherlands who recently traveled to Gambia and Senegal, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sofosbuvir rids organism of chikungunya and yellow fever viruses
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Sofosbuvir is already used to treat hepatitis C and has passed all human use approval tests, so it can be fairly easily deployed if the chikungunya epidemic forecast for the next two years materializes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yellow Fever – Kingdom of the Netherlands
On 22 November 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed by Dutch authorities of a laboratory-confirmed case of yellow fever. The case-patient is a 26 year-old male who visited Gambia from 3 through 17 November 2018, with a three day trip to Senegal from 12 through 14 November. He had no history of vaccination for yellow fever prior to the trip. On 18 November 2018, the case-patient developed symptoms including fever, nausea and vomiting. On19 November 2018 he was hospitalized with symptoms of acute liver failure and he is still in hospital as of 10 December. The International Health Regulations National Focal...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tackling the Yellow Fever Outbreak
[This Day] The renewed outbreak is a wake-up call to be more proactive (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Residents Attribute Success of Yellow Fever Vaccination to Sensitisation
[Guardian] Abuja -Residents of six local councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have attributed the success of the yellow fever vaccination exercise to massive enlightenment, mobilisation and sensitisation campaigns embarked upon by the FCT Primary Health Care Board, FCT Administration, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCA), the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as other stakeholders in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A tip sheet on how to prevent dengue fever
(Natural News) Mosquitoes can easily transmit diseases – such as Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, and dengue – with just one bite. Among these diseases, dengue has the highest risk of mortality, which is very worrisome since it is also the quickest to spread across the world. The risk of getting dengue significantly increases during the monsoon season since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Edo Confirms Nine Deaths
[This Day] The Edo State Government wednesday said nine lives were lost to the outbreak of yellow fever that ravaged parts of the state a few weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Large Turnout for Yellow Fever Vaccination in Abuja
[Premium Times] "I have never received any vaccine before but my neighbour this morning informed me of the yellow fever vaccination, so I came here for it," Mary Ben, a 32-year-old woman told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Edo Govt Adopts Multi-Agency Response, Urges Residents to Embrace Vaccination, Sanitation
[This Day] The Edo State Government has urged residents in the state to take advantage of the state's vaccination drive against Yellow Fever disease, assuring of a multi-agency response, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Epidemic Hits Edo
[Vanguard] Edo State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday, confirmed the outbreak of yellow fever in the state, adding that nine persons have been confirmed as suffering from the ailment in some local government areas in the state--Uhunmwonde, Esan West and Esan Central. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever Spreads to 7 States, 1,640 Cases Recorded
[Leadership] Nigeria has recoded over 1,640 suspected cases of Yellow fever with 41 confirmed cases according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Reference Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Second Phase of Nigeria's Biggest-Ever Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign Gets Underway
[WHO] The Government of Nigeria - with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF aims to vaccinate 26.2 million people this year through preventive campaigns. The second phase of its biggest-ever yellow fever campaign seeks to establish high population immunity nationwide and began today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Confirms Yellow Fever Outbreak in Edo
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed the outbreak of Yellow Fever in Edo State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Vaccinate 26 Million People in 2nd Phase of Biggest-Ever Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign
[WHO] The Government of Nigeria - with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF aims to vaccinate 26.2 million people during the second phase of its biggest-ever yellow fever campaign as it seeks to establish high population immunity nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protection and Security Before, During, and After Insecticide Use
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 11/2018. This training package contains a series of training videos for vector control program workers in the Region of the Americas. Diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Chagas disease have become important public health problems; the successful use of pesticides depends on their appropriate use in controlling these diseases. These videos cover personal protective measures and biosafety (before, during, and after insecticide fogging); operation, calibration, and maintenance of public health equipment u...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improved mosquito reference genome assembly produced using long-read sequencing
(Bioscribe) A new comprehensive map of mosquito DNA has been assembled using long-read sequencing technology from California-based Pacific Biosciences. The improved reference genome assembly, published in Nature, could help scientists combat the pest and infectious diseases it spreads, including Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yellow fever kills 10 people in Ethiopia as officials send 1.45million vaccines
The World Health Organization is sending yellow fever vaccines to Ethiopia after 35 people have become infected in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow fever kills 10 in Ethiopia, WHO ships 1.45 million vaccines
The World Health Organization is releasing more than a million doses of yellow fever vaccine from its emergency stockpile after the deadly mosquito-borne disease killed 10 people in southwestern Ethiopia, a WHO report said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why are there so many shortages of common vaccines?
Vaccines against Hepatitis A and B, shingles, yellow fever and even rabies are just some of the injections Canadians are having a tough time finding. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Reduced-Dose Yellow Fever Vax Proves Mettle in Congo
(MedPage Today) -- Attempt to stretch vaccine in shortage paid off, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fruit fly protein could be new tool in tackling disease-carrying mosquitos
(University of York) An insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling disease-carrying mosquitos, such as malaria and yellow fever, scientists at the University of York have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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