Latest epidemics Stories

2005-09-23 07:25:00

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has seen no new polio cases since a national vaccination drive on August 30 but needs to carry out two more rounds to bring the disease under control, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The comments from WHO's polio group leader for Indonesia are welcome news for the government as it battles to contain an outbreak of deadly bird flu that has killed four people since July. "It can come under control. If we do this second round well...

2005-09-15 12:34:05

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Three mice infected with the bacteria responsible for bubonic plague apparently disappeared from a laboratory about two weeks ago, and authorities launched a search though health experts said there was scant public risk. The mice were unaccounted-for at the Public Health Research Institute, which is on the campus of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and conducts bioterrorism research for the federal government. Federal official said the mice may...

2005-07-29 09:51:16

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing and several other cities set up checkpoints Friday to block diseased pork linked to the deaths of 32 people in China as authorities ordered a halt to the slaughter of infected pigs in Sichuan province. A veterinary inspection official said screening was tightened on highways leading into the capital from surrounding Hebei province to prevent a health threat to nearly 15 million people. "City departments have taken effective control measures and stopped the...

2005-07-28 21:40:58

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The number of people infected by what Chinese authorities believe is a pig-borne disease in Sichuan province has risen by 21 to 152, the Hong Kong Health Department said, citing information from the mainland government. Concern in Hong Kong grew on Friday after the city's government said that a local man had recently contracted the same disease. The city of nearly seven million people on China's southern coast gets most of its food from the mainland. The 26-year-old...

Latest epidemics Reference Libraries

2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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