Tag archive for ‘dengue’
By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Tips to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites

Although warm, spring weather means more time outdoors, it also means more bugs – like bees, ticks and mosquitoes. The best way to deal with pesky bites and stings, say dermatologists from the American Academy More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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

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 Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Hemorrhagic Fevers Can Be Caused by Body’s Antiviral Interferon Response: TSRI

PRESS RELEASE  Hemorrhagic fevers caused by Lassa, dengue and other viruses affect more than one million people annually and are often fatal, yet scientists have never understood why only some virus-infected people More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Nigeria: Suspected Ebola case actually dengue fever, no Ebola in country

A suspected case of Ebola Viral Disease in Nigeria has turned out to be dengue hemorrhagic fever, the Nigerian news source, Leadership reports Tuesday. Image/CIA At a news conference in Abuja, the Minister of State More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Fiji records 3,500 additional dengue cases in past week

There were more than 3,500 dengue fever cases diagnosed on Fiji during the past week, bringing the total for the outbreak to 18,969 cases, according to a Fiji Broadcasting Corporation report Friday. Photo/CDC-James More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Philippines reports 11,000 dengue cases through March 1

The number of dengue fever cases reported in the Philippines has decreased by more than half as compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Philippines Department of Health report. Image/CDC From January More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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Dengue fever cases in Fiji continues to rise, 4,600 cases reported

The dengue fever outbreak on the island of Fiji continues to grow with the latest numbers from the Ministry of Health reporting 4,600 cases, according to a Fiji Times report Saturday. Aedes aegyptiImage/CDC In addition, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Fiji dengue outbreak grows amid concerns over circulating DENV 3 strain

The number of dengue fever cases reported in the Pacific island of Fiji has grown to 406 cases since the start of November last year, including 195 cases recorded since the New Year. According to a Fiji Times Online More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 6th, 2014

Saint Martin chikungunya case count up to 98 as outbreak in French Caribbean continues to climb

The number of cases of the mosquitoborne virus, chikungunya, continues a slow climb on the island of St. Martin and others in the French Caribbean. The number of chikungunya cases confirmed on St. Martin has increased More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Dengue in the Americas: Nearly 2.3 million cases, 1,244 deaths

The number of cases of dengue fever in the Western Hemisphere doubled from 2012 to 2013, according to recent data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). North and South America mapImage/CIA The report More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Chikungunya outbreak grows to 26 confirmed cases on St. Martin

Local health authorities of the French Caribbean Islands reported 26 confirmed and 12 probable autochthonous, or locally acquired, cases of chikungunya on the island of Saint Martin, according to a European Centre More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Martin County health officials lift dengue fever advisory

  The Florida Department of Health in Martin County today announced an end to the dengue fever advisory in the Rio and Jensen Beach areas. Health officials initiated the advisory in August, following confirmed More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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‘Locally-acquired’ dengue fever case reported in New York

The Health Commissioner of Suffolk County, New York has announced a confirmed dengue fever case in a Township of Babylon man, according to a Suffolk County press release Thursday. Commissioner James Tomarken said More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Texas dengue fever update: 25 cases in Cameron County

Last Friday, the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services issued a dengue advisory, which stated that there were 14 cases of the mosquito borne viral disease in the county. Photo/CDC-James Gathany In More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Florida: Martin County community survey reveals 22nd dengue fever case

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County has announced test results for the community survey on dengue fever, which was completed last month in the Rio and Jensen Beach area. Photo/CDC-James Gathany During More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 19th, 2013

There was ‘most definitely’ a dengue fever outbreak in Houston in 2003: Baylor researcher

As was reported last week, there was a fascinating retrospective study published in the journal, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, where the Baylor College of Medicine research team led by Dr. Kristy Murray More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

New radio show, ‘Outbreak News This Week’ to premiere Saturday on the Tan Talk Network

The Global Dispatch is proud to announce its next media venture- a new, niche radio program geared toward news and information about infectious diseases. The show, Outbreak News This Week will feature the latest More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Baylor researchers discover dengue virus in Houston: Study

A retrospective study analyzing blood samples in Houston, Texas reveals that the virus that causes dengue fever was locally acquired, according to researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Photo/CDC-James More...

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