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2006-02-28 04:23:16

By Nita Bhalla PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam has called on the population to help fight a crippling mosquito-borne virus which has swept across several countries in the Indian Ocean region. "Chikungunya" fever, for which there is no known cure or vaccine, has been spreading through islands off the southeast coast of Africa since January, infecting more than 150,000 people in Reunion, Seychelles and Mauritius. Mauritius has 1,174 confirmed...

2006-02-26 06:43:55

By Bernard Grollier SAINT-DENIS-DE-LA-REUNION, France (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin promised La Reunion 76 million euros ($90 million) in aid on Sunday to tackle a crippling disease that has swept the Indian Ocean island and put him under political pressure. Villepin made the pledge at the start of a two-day visit to La Reunion which is intended to show solidarity with the distant French territory and shake off criticism that he has done too little to help...

2006-02-25 07:55:00

PARIS -- Doctors in mainland France have detected a mosquito-borne disease among people returning from the Indian Ocean region, where the virus is spreading rapidly, a senior health official said on Saturday. France's health minister has blamed "Chikungunya" fever, for which there is no known cure or vaccine, for directly or indirectly killing 77 people on the French island of La Reunion off the southeast coast of Africa. French health officials say 157,000 people have now been infected by...

2006-02-02 12:43:53

By George Thande VICTORIA (Reuters) - Seychelles said on Thursday it had mobilised its army to control an incurable crippling mosquito-borne disease that has affected thousands of people on the idyllic Indian Ocean archipelago. Over the last four weeks, 2,000 of the island's 80,000 people have been inflicted with "chikungunya" fever, named after a Swahili word meaning "that which bends up" and referring to the stooped posture of those afflicted. The disease, first recognised in...

2005-08-25 09:48:49

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - More than two dozen people died of encephalitis in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, taking the toll from an outbreak in the region over 200, health officials said. Top health officials in India's most populous state expressed concern the killer virus could spread after initially being confined to the state's eastern region. "The virus grows largely between August and October, but vaccination, which is the only effective preventive...


Latest Togaviruses Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 21:21:50

Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus is a mosquito-borne viral pathogen that causes Venezuelan equine encephalitis or encephalomyelitis (VEE). It can affect all equine species, such as horses, donkeys, and zebras. Equines may suddenly die or show progressive central nervous system disorders after infection. It is contractible by humans and will usually experience flu-like symptoms when infected. People with a weak immune system can become seriously ill or die. It is transmitted primarily...

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2011-02-23 20:55:25

The Semliki Forest virus was isolated from mosquitoes in the Semliki Forest in 1942. It can cause disease in both animals and man. It's an Alphavirus found in central, eastern, and southern Africa. It is a positive-stranded RNA virus. It is spread mainly by mosquito bites and infects mammals through inhalation or gastrointestinal exposure. The virus can cause lethal encephalitis in rodents; however, only one fatal infection has been reported in humans. This patient was immunodeficient and...

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2011-01-11 12:50:11

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), also called sleeping sickness or Triple E, is a zoonotic alphavirus and arbovirus that exists in the Americas and the Caribbean. It was first seen in Massachusetts in 1831 when 75 horses died of encephalitic illness. It is often associated with coastal plains. EEE was first isolated from the brain of an infected horse in 1933. In 1938 the first human case was confirmed when thirty children died of encephalitis in northeaster United States...

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