Researchers develop a predictive software system to identify city-specific, dengue fever risk areas amid a global increase in cases. In September 2009, Typhoon Ketsana dropped 455 millimeters of rain on Manila in 24 hours, flooding the city. …
A dengue fever vaccine developed by the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has been approved for use by Mexico, the first approval in the world for any vaccine for the disease, which afflicts tens of millions of people around the world and is …
The annual number of dengue fever cases in India is 282 times higher than officially reported, and the disease inflicts an economic burden on the country of at least US$1.11 billion each year in medical and other expenses, according to a …
Dengue fever, a viral infection, which causes severe bone ache, flu-like symptoms and in rare cases can be fatal, spreads through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This type of mosquito proliferates in urban habitats in water collected in …
Where is it? The infection is most prevalent in South and Central America, where the tropical weather is perfect for mosquitoes, and is a problem as well in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Western Pacific. Cases have also been …
Four more people were diagnosed with dengue fever on Hawaii's Big Island today (Nov. 5), raising the number of locally transmitted cases to 19 people, according to the Hawaii State Department of Health. Health officials say these "locally …
HONOLULU -- An outbreak of dengue fever on Hawaii's Big Island has grown into the largest episode of the mosquito-borne illness in the state since the 1940s. Health officials warn it could last for months -- right through the state's peak …
Monsoon is here and this is not only the season of long drive and road side chaats, but this season also brings with it the threat of water-borne diseases, diseases from insects, etc. Monsoon is the breeding season of insects and pests; and …
Dengue fever may be more than three times more prevalent than current estimates, according to a new report. The study, led by researchers at the University of Oxford in England, estimates there are 390 million dengue infections around the …
John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of …