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Latest Bolivian dengue fever epidemic Stories

2013-04-29 15:13:33

With the help of a warning system which measures the risk of dengue incidence using precipitation and air temperature, it is possible to forecast the outbreak of dengue fever up to 16 weeks in advance. This is what Yien Ling Hii concludes in the dissertation she is defending at Umeå University on 3 May. Dengue fever is an infectious disease caused by virus and transmitted to persons by mosquitoes. A person contracted dengue fever usually shows symptoms including sudden spike of...

2009-11-10 18:09:50

Human movement is a key factor of dengue virus inflow in Rio de Janeiro, according to results from researchers based at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil. The results, based on data from a severe epidemic in 2007-2008, contribute to new understanding on the dynamics of dengue fever in the second largest city in Brazil. Details are published November 10 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Dengue fever is a major public health problem in many tropical...

2009-01-21 00:29:02

At least 167 cases of dengue fever, a dangerous and sometimes fatal mosquito-born illness, have been reported in Cairns on the northeast coast of Australia. Queensland health officials declared an epidemic Tuesday, The Brisbane Courier-Mail reported. People are getting infected and getting sicker quicker than any outbreak we've previously seen, said Dr. Linda Selvey, executive director of Population Health Queensland. We're getting quite an escalation of cases to the point where we're...

2008-09-07 12:00:19

Text of report by Fiji Daily Post website on 6 September [by Sanjay Goundar] Ten very severe dengue fever cases were reported at second largest hospital in the country and medical authorities appear baffled with the situation. General manager community health services in the west [i.e. Western Division - western Viti Levu, including the main tourist area] Dr Tharid Ali yesterday revealed the 10 who were admitted at the Lautoka Hospital had acquired the dengue hemorrhagic fever. Ali said...