According to the World Health Organization, over 40 percent of the population of the world is at risk of an epidemic of a mosquito-borne disease known as dengue fever. In the past 50 years, the annual number of cases has increased …
The number and severity of dengue infections has been escalating since the Second World War, culminating in a 30-fold increase between 1960 and 2010. It is now 20 times more common than the flu. Because of global warming, decreased …
Scientists have developed an "early warning system" to alert authorities to the risk of dengue fever outbreaks in Brazil during the World Cup. The analysis, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, estimates the chances of an …
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A third of the world’s population is at risk of contracting Dengue Fever, a miserable virus that’s a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics. Now, for the first time ever, three countries have approved a promising new vaccine. To say …
The first locally transmitted case of dengue fever reported in New York has been confirmed in Suffolk County, providing evidence that mosquitoes can spread the tropical affliction just about anywhere. "We were all surprised," said Dr. Scott …
(Newser) – Bad news for anyone planning to escape the cold weather in Hawaii: The Big Island has seen 10 confirmed cases of dengue fever recently, West Hawaii Today reports. Both residents and visitors have been afflicted, with …
Brazil's armed forces have joined the battle against an outbreak of deadly dengue fever in São Paulo, South America's largest city, a jump blamed in part on the severe drought and water crisis plaguing the region. The virus, spread by …
An outbreak of dengue fever in Mandera, northeastern Kenya, is spreading fast, with at least 5,000 people infected within weeks, due to limited health facilities, a shortage of medical personnel and poor sanitation, officials told IRIN. With only …
For the first time in two weeks, health officials have identified a new case of dengue fever on Hawaii Island. The case brings the total number who people sickened in the outbreak to 261. The case is potentially infectious to mosquitoes. …
Dr. Sylvia Firary usually doesn’t see much of dengue fever, the mosquito-borne viral illness that emerged as a worldwide problem in the 1950s. Dengue fever rarely occurs in the continental United States, but it is prevalent in Puerto Rico …