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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 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, June 13th, 2014
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Brazil reports seven imported chikungunya cases in past week

Brazil, the host of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup and the holder of the dubious title of “most dengue fever cases in the Americas”, has reported seven imported chikungunya cases during the past week, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Brazil unleashes genetically modified mosquitoes in battle with dengue fever

With a total of 1.4 million dengue fever cases in 2013 and the estimated 500,000 visitors arriving soon in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer, Brazilian health officials have released “The world’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: CDC warns about travelers diarrhea, dengue fever, schistosomiasis and STDs

With just 93 days before the beginning of the  Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s (FIFA) World Cup 2014 in Brazil, an estimated 500,000 soccer fans from all over the globe, including many More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Venezuela is the most likely country of origin for the dengue outbreak in Madeira in 2012: study

I covered the dengue fever outbreak on the Portuguese island of Madeira since the first locally transmitted cases were detected in early October 2012, both here at The Global Dispatch and on the Infectious Disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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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
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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 Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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Brazil dengue update: 1.4 million probable cases, 573 deaths

New numbers released by the Brazilian Health Ministry reveal that there has been some 1.4 million probable cases of the mosquito borne viral disease so far in 2013, according to a Portal de Saude release Nov. 20 More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
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Madeira: New dengue fever cases imported from Angola

The Autonomous Region of Madeira, Portugal, experienced an outbreak of dengue, which began in October 2012, and saw  an overall total of 2,170 cases of dengue fever through April. The outbreak has since been More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
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Dengue-free Uraguay prepare for the emergence of the virus

Along with Chile, Uruguay was the only Latin American country that was considered “dengue-free”; however, health officials are investigating four suspected cases of dengue – three in the nation’s capital More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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Dengue epidemic in Southwest Brazil, Campo Grande in a ‘State of Emergency’

Health officials in the southwestern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul are battling a epidemic-like surge of dengue fever in which some 9,000 cases have been reported from the capital city  during the month More...


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