Nigeria: Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Nigeria - the Only Language Cholera Understands
[Nigeria Health Watch] Nigeria is prone to seasonal disease outbreaks and in the last few years, a series of outbreaks including monkeypox, measles, Lassa fever, yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis and cholera have threatened the nation's public health security. In 2020, while responding to COVID-19, Nigeria was at the same time tackling what was reported as the largest recorded outbreak of Lassa fever in the country. Today, amid efforts to contain the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation is also dealing with an in (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Quality Improvement: The Quiet Hero of Global Health Programs
By Sujata Bijou, Senior Measurement and Learning Technical AdvisorJuly 08, 2021In my past life, I was a chemical engineer. More specifically, I was a process engineer for Head & Shoulders shampoo.  While my colleagues were working on other process aspects of manufacturing efficiency (faster, cheaper, less waste, etc.) I was finding ways to improve the manufacturing process to make the shampoo more effective at fighting dandruff. In our case, we wanted to fight dandruff without creating any other neg...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Measurement & Analytics Source Type: news

City Heat is Worse if You ’re Not Rich or White. The World’s First Heat Officer Wants to Change That
Jane Gilbert knows she doesn’t get the worst of the sticky heat and humidity that stifles Miami each summer. She lives in Morningside, a coastal suburb of historically preserved art deco and Mediterranean-style single-family homes. Abundant trees shade the streets and a bay breeze cools residents when they leave their air conditioned cars and homes. “I live in a place of privilege and it’s a beautiful area,” says Gilbert, 58, over Zoom in early June, shortly after beginning her job as the world’s first chief heat officer, in Miami Dade county. “But you don’t have to go far to see t...
Source: TIME: Science - July 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Londontime Source Type: news

Tanzania: Media Should Be Additionally Empowered in Covid-19 Fight
[Daily News] SURELY, the world has seen several outbreaks of natural disasters of earthquakes, tsunami and predicted how to be alerted if another one is on the edge of erupting, but failed on diseases like Ebola virus, Yellow Fever, Zika, Influenza, Cholera, you name it including the Spanish flu that killed more than 50 million people more than the death toll from the First World War. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever mosquitoes evolve different strategies to resist pesticides
(PLOS) The yellow fever mosquito (scientific name, Aedes aegypti) spreads multiple untreatable viruses in humans and is primarily controlled using a pesticide called permethrin. However, many mosquitoes are evolving resistance to the pesticide. A new study by Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez of Colorado State University and colleagues, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, identifies mutations linked to different permethrin resistance strategies, which threaten our ability to control disease outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kano State Created a Budget Line for Epidemic Preparedness
[Nigeria Health Watch] The health security of a nation comprises the activities that lessen adverse public health incidents and ensures a healthy and productive population. It is vital to developing strong and resilient health systems that can prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, wherever they occur. Nigeria has experienced outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Lassa fever, cerebrospinal meningitis, Ebola, COVID-19 and resurgences of yellow fever and monkeypox. The Ebola outbreak in the West African Dem (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Disruptions to immunization programs caused by COVID-19 putting millions of children at risk, UN warns
Millions of children whose immunizations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Africa, are now at risk from life-threatening diseases such as measles, polio, yellow fever and diphtheria, United Nations (U.N.) health agencies warned on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New UN-led global immunization push aims to save more than 50 million lives
A UN-led global immunization strategy was unveiled on Monday to reach more than 50 million children who have missed lifesaving jabs against diseases such as measles, yellow fever and diptheria, in large part because of COVID-19 disruption.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Vaccinates 2,300 Against Yellow Fever
[Monitor] At least 2,300 residents of Arua District have been vaccinated against yellow fever in the just concluded vaccination exercise by the National Medical Stores (NMS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists Find New Invasive Mosquito Species In Florida
Aedes scapularis mosquitoes are from the tropics and can carry yellow fever. Entomologist Lawrence Reeves recently identified them among mosquitoes he collected near Everglades National Park in 2019.(Image credit: Lawrence Reeves, UF/IFAS) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greg Allen Source Type: news

Study of mosquito protein could lead to treatments against life-threatening viruses
Protein AEG12 strongly inhibits the family of viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Zika. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study of mosquito protein could lead to treatments against life-threatening viruses
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) The mosquito protein AEG12 strongly inhibits the family of viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Zika and weakly inhibits coronaviruses, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and their collaborators. The researchers found that AEG12 works by destabilizing the viral envelope, breaking its protective covering. The findings could lead to therapeutics against viruses that affect millions of people around the world. The research was published online in PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Europe Is Considering COVID-19 Vaccine Passports. Should the Rest of the World Catch Up?
In a move welcomed by many of Europe’s traumatized travel destinations, the European Union’s leadership is considering a digital health pass that would allow E.U. citizens who have received a COVID-19 vaccine to travel for work or tourism. Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, tweeted that the goal of such a “Digital Green Pass” is to provide “proof that a person has been vaccinated; results of tests for those who couldn’t get a vaccine yet; [and] info on COVID-19 recovery” enabling residents to move safely within the E.U. and abroad. Israel, which has succe...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID Questions COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries
UN Secretary-General António Guterres gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx, New York last week. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeBy Ian RichardsGENEVA, Mar 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing countries provide essential services to their vulnerable populations. After a year of Zoom meetings and with vaccinations slowly rolling out, international travel is making a come-back. The demand is there, even as the virus lingers. Many, especially from developing countries, need to get to work and send ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ian Richards Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Models to predict dengue, zika and yellow fever outbreaks are developed by researchers
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Scientists will monitor areas in which these diseases are endemic, such as S ã o Paulo, the Amazon, the Pantanal and Panama, to investigate the factors that trigger outbreaks (monkey being examined in Manaus á rea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists use machine-learning approach to track disease-carrying mosquitoes
(Utah State University) A team of researchers from Utah State University, University of California, Davis and Yale University are using a machine-learning approach to map landscape connectivity of the species Aedes aegypti, the so-called Yellow Fever mosquito, which is a primary vector for transmission of viruses causing dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency
Public health workers in South Carolina have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since a health board was created following a yellow fever outbreak in 1878 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccination passports are nothing new – and the sooner we have them, the better | Letter
I still have the stamped and dated certificates for smallpox and yellow fever that were required for travel in the 1950s and 60s, writesDr David BoswellJust before the inoculation programme was rolled out, I wrote to my GP pointing out that soon travel agents, airlines and other countries would require certificates of vaccination against Covid-19, and asking what was being done to provide these (Coronavirus vaccine strategy needs rethink after resistant variants emerge, say scientists, 8 February). I got no reply.Now this is a major issue. Yet one is only given a tiny card recording the date and type of vaccine. This is cl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Travel Source Type: news

In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily
Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Immune System Shortages Third World and Developing Countries World Health Organization United Nations Children ' s Fund Rotary Clubs International Slaoui, Moncef M Offi Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Enugu Targets Additional 710,149 Residents for Vaccination
[Vanguard] The Enugu State Government has extended its yellow fever vaccination to three Local Government Areas and targeting additional 710,149 residents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Nigeria: One-Fifth of Yellow Fever Vaccine Very Effective - Study
[Premium Times] According to the study, giving a person one-fifth of the vaccine dose is safe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19, Yellow Fever, Lassa Fever, Three Other Infectious Diseases Nigeria Battled in 2020
[Premium Times] While some of the infectious diseases got worse in 2020 compared to previous years, others were better managed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Senegal
From October to December 2020, a total of seven confirmed cases of yellow fever (YF) have been reported from four health districts in three regions in Senegal. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Guinea
Between 6 November and 15 December 2020, 52 suspected cases of yellow fever (YF), including 14 (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

NIH grant funds development of novel biosensor technology for diagnosing viral infections
(University of California - Santa Cruz) For over ten years, Ali Yanik has been working to develop novel biosensor technology to provide rapid, low-cost testing for disease diagnostics and precision medicine. Now, with a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, he and his collaborators are poised to complete the development and validation of a prototype and begin testing it in the field for detection of dengue fever, yellow fever, and Zika virus infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Responding to a Yellow Fever Outbreak Amidst a Global Pandemic
[WHO] In early November 2020, positive samples for yellow fever were reported from five Nigerian states. Nigeria is a high-risk country for yellow fever and is a priority country for the global eliminate yellow fever epidemics (EYE) strategy. The re-emergence of the virus there in September 2017 has been marked by outbreaks throughout the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

KU Leuven vaccine candidate protects against COVID-19 and yellow fever
Virologists at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a vaccine candidate against COVID-19 based on the yellow fever vaccine, which as a result also works against yellow fever. Results published today in Nature show that the vaccine protects hamsters from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus after a single dose. The vaccine is also effective in monkeys. The team is currently preparing for clinical trials. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

KU Leuven vaccine candidate protects against Covid-19 and yellow fever
(KU Leuven) KU Leuven researchers published results of their vaccine candidate, a vector vaccine based on the yellow fever vaccine. The paper shows that the vaccine protects hamsters from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus after a single dose. It is also effective in monkeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yellow Fever - Death Toll Hits 133 As Disease Spreads to More Communities in Enugu
[Vanguard] Nsukka -- Despite the fumigation of Ette, and Umuopu communities in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State against yellow fever by the state government and the ongoing immunisation against the disease at some local government areas in the state, death toll has hit 133. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
Reports of a cluster of deaths from an undiagnosed disease were notified on 1 November 2020 through Event Based Surveillance in two states, Delta and Enugu, located in southern Nigeria. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Return of Yellow Fever
[This Day] The renewed spike is a wake-up call for the government to do more to combat the disease (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Benue Confirms Yellow Fever Outbreak
[Daily Trust] Makurdi -- The Benue State government on Monday confirmed the strange illness reported in Epeilo-Otukpa community of Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state to be yellow fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why You May Not Be Able to Get Pfizer ’s Frontrunner COVID-19 Vaccine
The freezer in your kitchen likely gets down to temperatures around -20° C (-4° F). “That keeps your ice cream cold, but it doesn’t turn your ice cream into an impenetrable block of ice,” says Paula Cannon, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. Pfizer’s promising COVID-19 vaccine, by contrast, must be stored at about -70° C (-94° F)—a temperature cold enough to harden ice cream into a spoon-breaking block of ice, and that only specialized freezers can produce. Those cold storage ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Mysterious Disease - Delta Govt Unravels Cause of Deaths
[Vanguard] Asaba -- Delta State Government, weekend, said it has unravelled the cause of deaths of over 30 youths in Ute-Okpu, Ute-Erumu and Idumesa communities in Ika North East Local Government Area of the State, saying the deaths were caused by yellow fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dozens of People Dead As Nigeria Battles Yellow Fever, Amid Coronavirus
[Premium Times] Authorities in Enugu said a strange ailment, now known to be yellow fever, had claimed over 50 lives in parts of the state since early September. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Advisory - How to Avoid Yellow Fever - NCDC
[Premium Times] Yellow fever is a vaccine-preventable disease, and a single shot provides immunity for a lifetime. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Strange Disease' Which Killed Many in Delta Community Is Yellow Fever - Official
[Premium Times] The state government said 22 persons were killed during the outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers use genomics to reconstitute yellow fever outbreak in S ã o Paulo
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Three waves of the disease swept the state between 2016 and 2018. An international group of researchers described how the virus spread in a study based on the sequencing of 51 viral isolates extracted from mosquitoes and monkeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Targets 30 Million People for Yellow Fever Vaccination
[This Day] The federal government has said that this year's accelerated yellow fever campaigns phase 4 will target more than 30 million people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

3 Win Nobel Medicine Prize for Discovering Hepatitis C Virus
(STOCKHOLM) — Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio’s work identified a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn’t be explained by the previously discovered hepatitis A and B viruses. Their work, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, has helped saved millions of lives, the committee said. “Thanks to their discovery, ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: DAVID KEYTON and FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized News News Desk wire Source Type: news

Africa: Mosquitoes - the Devastating Impact On Global Health
[Malaria Consortium] On World Mosquito Day, Malaria Consortium calls for the international community to reflect on the devasting impact the mosquito has on global health. In 2018, there were over 228 million malaria cases throughout the world and a global death toll of 405,000. But mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting more than just malaria - from zika virus to yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and many more - collectively adding another 500 million cases of people burdened with febrile disease ea (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers validate rapid tests to detect dengue, Zika, yellow fever and other viruses
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The method identifies and distinguishes between flaviviruses that cause many diseases in humans and animals in Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign Targets 1.6 Million Lives in the West-Nile Region of Uganda
[WHO] Moyo, 20th August 2020:- Mr Mark Oguma Oguti and his daughter Claudia are thrilled about the launch of the Yellow Fever Vaccination campaign. Asked whether his other family members will be immunized, Mark excitedly says, "they are on the way with their mom. My wife and I always ensure that our family benefits from all government vaccination programs." Mark arrived earlier with his daughter because they had to run errands in town, earlier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mutations may have saved brown howlers from yellow fever virus
(University of Utah) From 2007 to 2009, a devastating yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated brown and black and gold howler monkey populations at El Parque El Pi ñ alito in northeastern Argentina. An international research team tested if howlers who survived the outbreak had any genetic variations that may have kept them alive. In brown howlers, they found two mutations on immune genes that resulted in amino acid changes in the part of the protein that detects the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yellow fever – French Guiana, France
On 23 July 2020, the France IHR National Focal Point reported a confirmed autochthonous (locally acquired) case of yellow fever in a 14-year-old male in French Guiana. On 17 July 2020, the case was laboratory confirmed at the French National Reference Centre for arboviruses, Institute Pasteur Cayenne. The case-patient had severe disability, and developed dengue-like symptoms on 12 July. On 16 July, he was hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Cayenne, French Guiana, with consciousness disorders and acute liver failure, and died on 19 July. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Rapid antibody development yields possible treatment for yellow fever
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers have developed a potential treatment for yellow fever. The drug, a purified antibody that targets the virus, has shown success in early-stage clinical trials in Singapore. It was developed by an international team led by MIT Professor Ram Sasisekharan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

11th case of dengue fever confirmed in Florida Keys
The disease is transmitted through the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, an invasive species that also spreads diseases like yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news