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Tag: mosquitoes

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 12:32 UTC

    Uruguay reports 224 case of dengue disease transmitted by mosquitoes

    The disease has been constantly increasing but is expected to become less significant in May with cold weather that will help eliminate mosquitoes

    Uruguay has reported 224 cases of the mosquito transmitted disease dengue, including three related deaths, of which 113 are identified as autochthonous and 111 imported, according to the latest release (March 30) from the country's Public Health Ministry, MSP. The release also mentions imported cases of chikungunya (1) from Brazil and zika (2) from Southeast Asia.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 08:32 UTC

    Case of type 4 dengue reported in Rio de Janeiro

    More than 6,000 dengue viral identifications have been made this year, with only one type 4 case

    Health officials in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have confirmed a case of type 4 dengue fever, which has not been seen in the area since 2018, Agencia Brasil reported. In response, measures are being considered to control the spread of the mosquitoes that transmit the disease (Aedes aegypti). More than 6,000 dengue virus cases have been identified this year, with 5,532 type 1 cases, 820 type 2 cases, and only one type 4 case.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2023 - 06:43 UTC

    Relief for Paraguay: chicungunya vaccine in humans showed promising results

    Chikungunya virus is transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes.Tropical regions currently see the highest rates of the virus, with Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Thailand most affected

    A new clinical study shows promising results of a Phase III chikungunya vaccine trial, the first time the shot has been tested in humans. If approved by regulators, the vaccine would have the capacity to protect millions of people from the debilitating mosquito-borne disease, authors explained in the study published June 12 in The Lancet.

  • Friday, February 15th 2019 - 10:43 UTC

    Yellow fever warning for travelers to Brazil

    The viral disease is spread by infected mosquitoes and can cause an illness that leads to jaundice and bleeding

    A recent disease outbreak news from the World Health Organization highlights that in Brazil it is currently the seasonal period for yellow fever and that further transmission of the disease is expected in the coming months based on seasonal patterns.

  • Thursday, March 23rd 2017 - 11:33 UTC

    Yellow fever is spreading in Brazil infecting and killing monkeys and humans

    “It was just silence, a sense of emptiness,” Karen Strier, an anthropologist from  Wisconsin, said of visiting a familiar patch of forest in the state of Minas Gerais.

    Yellow fever, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, is spreading through Brazil, infecting and killing both monkeys and humans. According to the latest reports from local scientists, several thousand monkeys -- most of them howler monkeys -- have been killed by the virus since the outbreak began in late 2016.

  • Tuesday, May 20th 2014 - 08:48 UTC

    Brazil World Cup host cities with an early warning system for dengue

    The warning system specifically predicts the risk of dengue infections in 553 micro-regions of Brazil

    A heightened risk of an outbreak of dengue fever during the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil has prompted a high alert in three out of 12 host cities. For the first time, scientists have developed an early warning system that predicts the risk of dengue fever infections throughout parts of Brazil.

  • Monday, April 21st 2014 - 06:28 UTC

    Brazil attempts to combat dengue with GM mosquitoes

    Last year Brazil reported 1.4 million cases of dengue

    The world’s largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes has been released in a Brazilian town to combat dengue -- a leading cause of illness and fatality in several Mercosur countries, except for Uruguay.

  • Friday, December 13th 2013 - 18:06 UTC

    UK dengue fever health warning for Britons traveling to the Caribbean

    The total number of dengue cases in England in 2012 was 343, as compared with 223 in 2011

    The United Kingdom has issued a new health advisory for Britons travelling to the Caribbean following a surge in the incidence of dengue fever in England. The steep rise in British cases of the mosquito-borne disease has forced the health agency Public Health England (PHE) to warn travelers to be on the alert for signs of the illness after visiting the Caribbean.

  • Wednesday, January 9th 2013 - 18:19 UTC

    Paraguay admits defeat to dengue and declares national epidemics alert

    Health minister Arbo: high degree of larvae infestation

    The mosquito transmitted dengue disease can’t be eradicated, but only controlled at least this tropical summer admitted Paraguayan health officials after extending the national epidemics alert to the whole territory of the landlocked country.

  • Friday, August 17th 2012 - 11:20 UTC

    Cuban health authorities admit dengue and yellow fever outbreaks

    The dengue transmitter Aedes aegypti mosquito proliferates during tropical summer months

    The Cuban Public Health Ministry (MINSAP) this week again called on people's support to help eradicate the proliferation of the dengue transmitter Aedes aegypti mosquito during the summer months, when vector-associated diseases are on the increase.

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