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

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