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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Yellow fever updates for Brazil and Peru

In Brazil, since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2016 up to 20 April 2017, there were 2,900 cases of yellow fever reported, of which 681 were confirmed. This total includes 372 deaths (234 confirmed), More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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How to Deal with the World’s Most Dangerous Animal

What’s the world’s most dangerous animal? Is it a lion, a shark or a venomous snake? This article reveals what the animal is and how to deal with it! If you had to guess what the deadliest living creature More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Uganda yellow fever outbreak: 30 suspected cases, 7 deaths

Health officials in Uganda initially notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of the mosquito borne viral disease, yellow fever (YF), in Masaka district. Image/CIA Uganda is situated in the “Yellow More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Yellow fever reported in Democratic Republic of Congo, mass vaccination campaign to commence in one week

A total of 139 suspected, probable and confirmed cases of yellow fever, including 6 death were reported in the North and in the South of Democratic Republic of Congo beginning in March, which has prompted a reactive More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Research points to understanding the RNA in Dengue may lead to a vaccine or cure

NEWS RELEASE Two recent papers by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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CDC issues yellow fever travel notice for the Sudan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice Wednesday for the Sudan due to the current outbreak and the risk of yellow fever to travelers. Aedes aegypti Image/CDC The World Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Sudan yellow fever outbreak accounts for 14 deaths

In a follow-up to a report early last month, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in Sudan has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a yellow fever (YF) outbreak affecting twelve localities in West and More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Sudan reports yellow fever outbreak, 20 suspected cases in West Kordofan state

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified by the Sudanese Health Ministry of a yellow fever outbreak  in West Kordofan state, according to a WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Meditteranean news release. Image/CIA Based More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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What is yellow fever?

Yellow fever is a mosquito borne virus that once caused major epidemics in large cities of this country like Philadelphia and New Orleans. Due to good mosquito control and public health practice, the last epidemic More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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Yellow fever outbreak in DRC prompts mass vaccination campaign

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is launching an emergency mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever from 20 June 2013, following laboratory confirmation of six cases in the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 17th, 2013
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Yellow fever ‘booster’ shot not necessary: WHO

A single dose of yellow fever vaccination is sufficient to confer life-long immunity against yellow fever disease, according to   the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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Singapore scientists develop biochip, VereTrop, which can detect 13 tropical diseases from a single drop of blood

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a leading supplier of innovative molecular diagnostic tools, announced the release of the “lab-on-chip” More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 16th, 2013
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Yellow fever death reported in in Cochabamba, Bolivia

A person from the city of Oruro, contracted and died from yellow fever in the tropical regions of Cochabamba, Bolivia, being the first such fatality from the mosquito borne viral disease, according to a La Razon More...


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