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Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
(Entomological Society of America) Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two mosquito species can transmit viruses that cause Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Confirms New Yellow Fever Case
[Premium Times] A case of Yellow Fever has been confirmed in Oke Owa in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, says the Federal Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management 2017: A Focused Update
American Mosquito Control Association. 01/2017 This 59-page document is an update to the 2009 Best Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management, and was occasioned by the increasing importance of container-inhabiting Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, including the Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever viruses. The concept of integrated mosquito management (IMM) is central to the goal of mosquito prevention and control. The recommendations summarized are intended to be broad guidelines for integrated mosquito control. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Fatal Yellow Fever in a Traveler Returning From Peru — New York, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – France – French Guiana
On 22 August 2017, the National IHR Focal Point for France notified a confirmed fatal case of yellow fever in a 43-year-old Brazilian woman in French Guiana, with an unknown vaccination status. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Herbal Defense Against Viral Infections
[Guardian] Re-emerging infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, yellow fever, Ebola, measles, chicken pox, small pox, Dengue fever, viral hepatitis, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), polio, cold and influenza virus, among others are posing fresh threat to human existence. Unfortunately, conventional medicines are failing: the pathogens have developed resistance to the drugs-of-choice. But researchers have in experimental models treated these deadly bugs with combination of local herbs and spices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Oropouche virus could emerge and cause a public health problem
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazil runs a serious risk of being afflicted by Oropouche, another virus that is widely distributed throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean. An arbovirus transmitted by a mosquito (like Zika and yellow fever), Oropouche causes acute fever and may lead to meningitis and meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and meninges). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?
Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

On the trail of yellow fever
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kean, S. Tags: Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Virology Feature Source Type: news

An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection
(Princeton University) Princeton University researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Depletion of U.S. Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccine for Travelers Depletion of U.S. Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccine for Travelers
The manufacturer of the YF-VAX has announced that there's no more supply as of July 24, 2017, but an alternative yellow fever vaccine has been provisionally allowed by the FDA.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

‘Yellow fever mosquito’ came to California via two invasions
The mosquitoes found in northern California came from a different region than those now in the southern part of the state. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Aedes aegypti mosquitos introduced to California multiple times
(PLOS) Aedes aegypti mosquitos can carry the pathogens that cause dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever, among other diseases. In 2013, scientists first reported that A. aegypti had been found in California. Now, researchers writing this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have studied those bugs and found that the California mosquitos came from at least two distinct introductions and populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Outbreak That Threatened Brazil ’ s Megacities Ends
An alarming surge in cases that started in January appears to have stopped short of the country ’ s largest cities, health officials reported. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Yellow Fever Brazil Source Type: news

Prior dengue or yellow fever exposure does not worsen zika infection in monkeys
(Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) Rhesus macaques previously infected with dengue or yellow fever viruses appear to be neither more nor less susceptible to severe infection with Zika virus, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.S. Yellow Fever Vaccine Completely Out of Stock (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS YF-VAX, the only U.S.-licensed yellow fever vaccine, was completely out of stock as of July … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Update: Temporary Total Depletion of U.S. Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccine for Civilian Travelers Addressed by Investigational New Drug Use of Imported Stamaril Vaccine
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mosquitoes Less Likely Than People to Spread Disease Via Air Travel Mosquitoes Less Likely Than People to Spread Disease Via Air Travel
Human travelers are much more likely than stowaway mosquitoes to import illnesses like Zika, yellow fever, malaria and dengue to a new part of the world via airplane, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Mosquitoes less likely than people to spread disease via air travel
Human travelers are much more likely than stowaway mosquitoes to import illnesses like Zika, yellow fever, malaria and dengue to a new part of the world via airplane, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharma Technology Focus – Issue 60
In this issue: Solving US drug pricing issues by importing cheaper Canadian drugs, underexplored fields in immuno-oncology, a new temperature-resistant rabies and yellow fever vaccine, the increasingly popularity of adaptive clinical trials, and more … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More U.S. counties are finding mosquitoes that can spread Zika
With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many states, a new report shows a significant increase in U.S. counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses. Two types of mosquitoes are the primary transmitters of Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. Based on updated data […]Related:200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care productsWhy a single gunshot to Steve Scalise’s hip can be a life-threatening injuryEnvironmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More U.S. counties are finding Zika-carrying mosquitoes
With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many U.S. states, a new report shows a significant increase in counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses. Two types of mosquitoes are the primary transmitters of Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. Based on updated data […]Related:200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care productsWhy a single gunshot to Steve Scalise’s hip can be a life-threatening injuryEnvironmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a temperature-resistant vaccine spell the end for rabies and yellow fever?
Current vaccines for rabies and yellow fever are plagued by the difficulties of transporting temperature-controlled drugs. A new European consortium led by KU Leuven may have the solution. Elly Earls reports. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global Vector Control Response 2017-2030: Version 5.4
World Health Organization. 06/01/2017 This 49-page report provides strategic guidance to countries and development partners for urgent strengthening of vector control as a fundamental approach to preventing disease and responding to outbreaks. Major vector-borne diseases include malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus disease, and yellow fever. The report discusses how increased global travel and trade, combined with environmental factors such as altered land use patterns (e.g., deforestation) and climate change, can influence the reach of vector populations and the transmission patterns of disease-causing pathogens. (PDF...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Issuing New Yellow Fever Cards
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has started issuing new standardised yellow fever vaccination cards as a measure undertaken to prevent forgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Let Yellow Fever Vaccination Process Be Transparent
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health announced last week that it has started issuing new standardised yellow fever vaccination cards as a measure to avert forgeries. This is a welcome move, especially for Ugandans intending to travel, many of whom have been inconvenienced upon reaching Entebbe Airport, when it is discovered that they either do not have the certificates or were carrying certificates that were issued by unauthorised facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Addressing a Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage -- US, 2016-2017 Addressing a Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage -- US, 2016-2017
Due to manufacturing problems, the only supply of U.S.-licensed yellow fever vaccine is due to run out by mid-2017. What protocols are in place to ensure continued coverage?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Global Health Is Local Health: Eradicating Threats from A to Zika
Rockefeller University. 05/11/2017 This 41-minute presentation, the 2017 Women and Science Spring Lecture and Luncheon, features a speaker who shares the most recent findings of her research about Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that spreads the Zika infection, and how her research is utilizing new technology to learn more about insect-borne illnesses. She also discusses other insect-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic and Epidemic-Prone Diseases
World Health Organization. 02/2017 This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with the latest know-how to manage outbreaks of known and emerging epidemic-prone diseases in the 21st century. It focuses on 13 infectious hazards, offering the most relevant scientific, technical, and operational knowledge through video presentations and self-tests. Diseases discussed include Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), pandemic influenza, yellow fever, and Zika. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Demystifying Medicine 2017: Current Infectious Disease Challenges
National Institutes of Health. 05/16/2017 This one-hour, 25-minute presentation discusses infectious disease challenges in 2017: established infectious diseases, newly emerging diseases, and re-emerging diseases. It provides examples of established infectious diseases of global health importance, and global examples of newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including chikungunya, dengue, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It includes a detailed discussion of the Zika virus, yellow fever, Ebola, and pandemic influenza. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Alert: How Lessons From China Can Help Us Rethink Urgent Health Threats
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5919b373e4b0bd90f8e6a746,58e7ca87e4b06f8c18beeb55,58b9d3fde4b05cf0f4008d49 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up To 7,000 Bodies Found Buried Beneath University Of Mississippi Medical Center
Researchers say they’ve discovered as many as 7,000 graves beneath the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s campus in Jackson. The land was part of the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum until it shut roughly 80 years ago, and experts say the find that was announced at the weekend potentially offers closure for families whose relatives vanished decades ago.  Research teams used ground-penetrating radar to painstakingly detect the suspected patients’ remains, buried in coffins, after uncovering 66 caskets in 2012, Dr. Molly Zuckerman, an associate anthropology professor at Mississippi State, told ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Yellow fever fears prompt monkey killings in Brazil
In rural Brazil, an outbreak of yellow fever that began in December is considered the largest in 14 years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addressing a Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage — United States, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 4, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Foot pain is common and excruciating. Here ’ s how to treat it.
Have you ever felt smug about meeting your daily step target? Imagine if you met your 11,000-step target every day continuously for more than a week — that's what I did. But my feet paid a price for it. There were a lot of illnesses I was afraid of coming down with in my 10-week internship […]Related:What makes someone donate a kidney to a stranger?A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a plan (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Outbreak Is Taking a Toll on Brazil ’ s Monkeys. So Is Panic.
Authorities are urging panicked residents to stop killing monkeys, which experts say can serve as beacons for where the virus is spreading. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SIMON ROMERO Tags: Yellow Fever Brazil Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Source Type: news

Brazil Yellow Fever Outbreak Spawns Alert: Stop Killing the Monkeys
Authorities are urging worried residents to stop killing monkeys, which experts say can serve as beacons for where the virus is spreading. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SIMON ROMERO Tags: Yellow Fever Brazil Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Source Type: news

CDC and FDA Address Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage (FREE)
By the Editors The FDA has authorized use of an international yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril) in the United States because supply of the only U.S.-licensed yellow fever … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

You just learned you have breast cancer. What ’ s next?
Steven Katz, an internist at the University Michigan, researches how medical decisions are made. Over the last dozen years, he has surveyed 10,000 patients and their doctors to better understand how they discuss a diagnosis and decide to proceed. “Women have taught me a lot,” says Katz. Sorting out various options can be “very confusing […]Related:What makes someone donate a kidney to a stranger?A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a plan (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine Has CDC and FDA Scrambling Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine Has CDC and FDA Scrambling
With federal approval, Sanofi Pasteur will import a substitute vaccine and distribute it to a select number of certified vaccination sites.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

People who donate a kidney to a stranger have unusual values and beliefs
'They see it as an obvious choice,' one researcher said.Related:A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a planTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What makes someone donate a kidney to a stranger?
'They see it as an obvious choice,' one researcher said.Related:A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a planTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC working to keep yellow fever vaccine supply from running out
Officials are concerned about fighting the disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. Moves to Avert Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage
Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US yellow fever vaccine supply will run out this summer
American supplies of yellow fever vaccine are expected to run out this summer , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, and it released a report outlining a plan to ensure continuous access. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hemorrhagic Fevers (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola raged
World Health Organization officials said Friday that they are investigating a troubling report out of Liberia of a “cluster of unexplained illnesses and deaths” in an area several hours from Monrovia. Since April 24, at least 17 people have fallen ill with fever, vomiting, headache, diarrhea. Eleven have died and five are still hospitalized at the Francis Grant […]Related:People who donate a kidney to a stranger have unusual values and beliefsU.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a planTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. yellow fever vaccine supply will be gone by this summer, but CDC has a plan
U.S. health officials on Friday warned of a new complication in the fight to contain mosquito-borne viruses spreading around the world: The country's supply of yellow fever vaccine is dwindling and will likely be completely gone by this summer — with no way to make more because of a manufacturing problem. The shortage comes at a troubling time. Multiple […]Related:People who donate a kidney to a stranger have unusual values and beliefsA mysterious illness kills 11 young people in Liberia, where Ebola ragedTrump nominee to head FDA clears key panel, moves to full Senate for vote (Source: Was...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: Addressing a Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage — United States, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine
FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 -- As a new outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever continues to grow in Brazil, U.S. health officials say they're taking steps to avert any shortage of vaccine travelers might need. On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news