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By The Dispatch On Monday, August 8th, 2016
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Universal Zika Vaccine is the Next Step Forward

Recent studies have shown that Zika virus can be treated on vaccinating the individuals against any single strain. Any of the existing strains can be attended to which in turn is bound to offer complete protection More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Thailand dengue cases up an additional 5,000, Actor Por Sahawong in coma

The dengue fever outbreak in Thailand has grown by another 5,000 cases during the past week, according to the Thai Bureau of Epidemiology’s (BOE) latest data. Through November 8, health officials put the case More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 6th, 2015
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Dengue fever on Big Island: 19 cases and counting

In a follow-up to the continuing coverage of the outbreak of autochthonous, or locally-acquired dengue fever on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) reported an additional four cases More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Thailand dengue outbreak tops 100,000 cases, 100 deaths

About a month after the Philippines dengue fever outbreak eclipsed the 100,000 case mark, Thailand has done the same. Image/CIA The Thailand Bureau of Epidemiology (BOE) reported an additional approximately 4,000 More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Dengue fever: In the East and in the West

The World Health Organization (WHO) says dengue fever is a fast emerging pandemic-prone viral disease in many parts of the world. Female Aedes aegypti mosquito Image/James Gathany The incidence of dengue has increased More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Tainan City tops 12,000 dengue cases as Taiwan heads toward record season

With the addition of some 600 new locally acquired dengue fever cases Monday, the Taiwanese southern city of Tainan has eclipsed the 12,000 case mark, now standing at 12,066. The grand total number of cases on the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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Australian researchers closer to dengue treatment

Clinical trials for a dengue fever treatment could start within a year, following a discovery by University of Queensland scientists. UQ’s School of Chemistry and Molecular BiosciencesHead Professor Paul Young More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
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Dengue fever: Taiwan cases continue to surge, Delhi has record August

Taiwan continues to see the surge of dengue fever this summer as health officials put the case count at 4,343 so far this summer. This is the worst recorded outbreak of the mosquito borne virus on the island country More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Philippines: MERS, HIV and dengue fever updates

Three recent stories from the news, Outbreak News Today,  “Your source for all the news about worms and germs”, provides coverage of three important public health stories from the Philippine archipelago: More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Chikungunya and dengue fever anti-viral invented by Florida researcher

The Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida®), a leading non-profit biomedical research institute, today announced a key milestone achievement in developing novel approaches for the prevention More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Dengue fever in Brazil tops 640,000 cases, rises 120,000 in one week

The dengue fever capital of the world still appears to be Brazil as the South American country’s dengue fever epidemic continues to mount halfway through 2014. As you may recall, Brazil recorded a whopping More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Malaysia reports nearly 300 dengue fever cases today, total cases near 50,000 for 2014

The dengue fever epidemic in Malaysia continues chugging along as 292 cases of the mosquito borne virus were reported on July 18, including 125 cases reported in Selangor alone, according to the Malaysian Health More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Saudi Arabia reports seven additional MERS cases, global total now at 834

On 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 7 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Singapore reports sharp rise in dengue fever, issues advisory

A sharp rise in dengue fever cases during the past week in Singapore has prompted health officials to issue an advisory earlier this week. The National Environmental Agency (NEA) reported nearly 900 cases of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Dengue fever in Brazil tops 500,000, chikungunya in the Americas eclipse 350,000

The mosquito borne diseases, dengue fever and chikungunya, continue their climb in the Western hemisphere according to the latest data released by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) this week. Dengue fever More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Locally acquired dengue fever reported in Miami-Dade County

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County officials received confirmation of the first locally acquired case of dengue Fever in Miami-Dade County in 2014 on Wednesday, according to a health department press More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Malaysia dengue count continues to climb

The number of dengue fever cases in Malaysia jumped another 4,000 from the June 7 total of 38,000 to hit 42,000 on June 21, according to an AFP report Tuesday. In the same two-week period, seven more fatalities More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Dominican Republic steps up mosquito spraying in Santo Domingo as chikungunya numbers skyrocket

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Health says they will continue spraying and social mobilization against dengue and chikungunya in Greater Santo Domingo and various provinces as the numbers of the two mosquito More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Brazil: Sao Paulo reports 12,500 dengue fever cases in 2014 to date

The dengue fever tally in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has reached 12,500 cases to date, increasing by about 1,000 cases during the past week, according to a Prefeitura de Sao Paulo notice published June 26 (computer More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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MERS virus update: Four new cases in Saudi Arabia, details on the 113 retrospective cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) released two new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) updates today; one concerning new cases reported in the Saudi Kingdom and one that details the 113 retrospective More...


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