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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...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Florida Dengue fever outbreak 2013: Martin County release summary results

Martin County, Florida, on the Sunshine State’s Treasure Coast experienced a locally acquired dengue fever outbreak with onset dates ranging from June to September 2013. Photo/CDC-James Gathany In September More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Dengue deaths in Malaysia more than triple 2013 numbers

The number of fatalities due to dengue fever in Malaysia is 75 from the beginning of the year to June 7, according to a recent National News Agency of Malaysia report. This compares to 22 dengue deaths recorded More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Philippines dengue fever cases down 50 percent in 2014

Dengue fever is one of the eight pervasive infectious diseases in the Philippines with an annual average of 118,080 reported cases between 2008 to 2012, according to Prof. Donald Shepard of the Brandeis University. Shepard More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Dengue fever increase five-fold in the Americas in 10 years

The number of dengue cases in the Americas increased five-fold between 2003 and 2013, according to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Between 2009 and 2012, over 1 million More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Florida reports eight additional imported chikungunya cases in past week

New imported chikungunya cases reported from Broward, Clay, Hillsborough and Miami-Dade Counties during the past week has brought the total number of cases in Florida to 18, according to the Florida Department of More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Florida reports 10 imported chikungunya cases in 2014

The number of mosquito borne infectious agents spans a plethora of viruses (dengue , chikungunya, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine encephalitis virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus  and parasites (malaria and filariasis). More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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France reports 23 imported cases of chikungunya and dengue during past year

Since May 2013, France has reported 23 imported cases of the mosquito borne viruses, chikungunya and dengue fever, from 18 departments, according to a Pourquoi Docteur report last week (computer translated). In More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Venezuela: Dengue fever cases up a third compared to 2013

The number of dengue fever cases in the South American country has increased by 37 percent in 2014, as compared to the same period in 2013, according to an El Universal report Wednesday. Aedes aegypti Image/CDC During More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Florida: Dengue fever is ever present in the Sunshine State, Is chikungunya next?

Florida saw dengue fever for the first time in four decades in 2009 when the mosquito borne virus made its appearance in October of that year in Key West. Broward County FloridaImage/David Benbennick Since that More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Dar es Salaam dengue outbreak sickens 400

After first being reported in the Tanzanian capital in January, government officials now say the dengue fever outbreak in Dar es Salaam has sickened 400 people and is being attributed to the deaths of three.  Image/CIA According More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Public Health England responds to second MERS case transiting through London

For the second time in two weeks, a laboratory-confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case en route to the United States transited through London prompting Public Health England (PHE) More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Florida reports the second case of MERS virus in the US

  Ten days after the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was confirmed in the United States in an Indiana man, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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Tanzanian singer, Ray C, diagnosed with dengue fever

Tanzanian musician, Rehema Chalamila aka Ray C, has been diagnosed, hospitalized and since discharged with a bout of the mosquito borne virus, dengue fever, according to a Star report Friday. According to the report, the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Saudi Arabia: King Fahd Hospital chief removed as WHO finishes MERS visit

The Saudi Arabian Health Ministry announced Tuesday the removal of the head of  the King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah as part of its move to deal with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) crisis More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Malaysia dengue cases up 277 percent in 2014

The number of dengue fever cases and deaths are up dramatically in Malaysia according to new numbers released by the health ministry.  Image/CIA The National News Agency of Malaysia reported today that the southeast More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Dominican Republic reporting thousands of chikungunya and dengue cases

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Health says they are seeing an average of 188 chikungunya cases per day in chigger, San Cristobal and in Haina, according to a Entorno Inteligente report Friday (computer translated). Image/CIA In 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 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 Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Dengue fever outbreak reported in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado Province

Sixteen dengue fever cases have been confirmed and another nine suspected in the city of Pemba, the capital of the northern Cabo Delgado Province in the southeastern African country of Mozambique, according to More...


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