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  • Prevent Mosquito Bites (While Traveling)

    09/22/2017 7:27:52 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 54 replies
    CDC ^ | CDC
    Mosquito bites are bothersome enough, but when you consider risks, like getting sick with Zika, dengue, or chikungunya, it’s important that you choose an insect repellent that works well and that you feel comfortable regularly using. Protect yourself when traveling: Learn about country-specific travel advice, health risks, and how to stay safe by visiting CDC Travelers’ Health website. Use insect repellent: Use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent with one of the following active ingredients. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.DEETPicaridin, also known as KBR 3023, Bayrepel,...
  • Estimated range of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the United States, 2017

    09/22/2017 7:19:22 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 28 replies
    Estimated range of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the United States, 2017* Prevention of mosquito bites is the best defense. Geographically, the 75% of the range includes approximately 85% of the U.S. population. CDC has updated the estimated range maps for Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes by using a model that predicts possible geographic ranges for these mosquitoes in the contiguous United States. The model used county-level records, historical records, and suitable climate variables to predict the likelihood (very low, low, moderate, or high) that these mosquitoes could survive and reproduce if introduced to an area during the...
  • Miami's Zika Search Turns Up Another Virus: Dengue

    09/28/2016 11:21:45 AM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept. 28, 2016 | Maggie Fox
    Florida health officials who have been testing thousands of residents for Zika virus said Wednesday they found another infection: dengue virus. The health department said it confirmed a case of locally acquired dengue virus, the second this year in the state and the first in Miami. Dengue is a close relative of Zika and it is spread by the same mosquitoes. Health experts say anywhere you find dengue, you are likely to find Zika. It's so closely related that tests often mix up the two viruses, as well as a third relative: chikungunya. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • 1st Case Of Locally-Acquired Dengue Reported In Miami-Dade County

    09/28/2016 7:32:00 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | September 28, 2016 | Giovanna Maselli
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida health officials have confirmed the first case of locally acquired Dengue fever in Miami-Dade County. The infection is primarily spread through bites of infected mosquitoes. The person infected with the virus has already received medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. Health officials are investigating close contacts around the person to make sure more people are not infected. Miami-Dade Mosquito Control says they are conducting aggressive mosquito control efforts in the area of concern. Dengue fever can present itself as a flu-like illness with muscle aches, pain, fever and sometimes a rash. The...
  • 1st Case Of Locally-Acquired Dengue Reported In Miami-Dade County

    09/28/2016 9:39:02 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 11 replies
    CBSMiami.com ^ | September 28, 2016 | Giovanna Maselli
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida health officials have confirmed the first case of locally acquired Dengue fever in Miami-Dade County. The infection is primarily spread through bites of infected mosquitoes. The person infected with the virus has already received medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. Health officials are investigating close contacts around the person to make sure more people are not infected. Miami-Dade Mosquito Control says they are conducting aggressive mosquito control efforts in the area of concern. Dengue fever can present itself as a flu-like illness with muscle aches, pain, fever and sometimes a rash. The...
  • Dengue vaccine proves 100% effective in human trials

    03/19/2016 9:01:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Wired UK ^ | 3-17-2016 | K.G ORPHANIDES
    An experimental vaccine against the dengue virus has been found to protect 100 percent of recipients in a clinical trial carried out by the USA's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). In the NIAID trial 21 people were vaccinated with TV003, while 20 received a placebo. Six months later they returned to be infected with a mild version of dengue-2. All 21 people who'd received the vaccine were protected against infection. All 20 members of the placebo group contracted dengue. A modified version of the vaccine is now being developed in an attempt to treat the related Zika virus....
  • When foreigners bring disease across the border

    01/26/2016 11:36:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Tammy Bruce
    Formerly eradicated diseases are surging and now we have the Zika virusWhen facing the massive problems associated with an open border, deluges of illegal immigration, and now even government sponsored surges of so-called "refugees," we naturally must discuss our concern about terrorism and violent crime. That, however, is only part of the threat. The uncontrolled and chaotic violation this nation brought to us by President Obama's immigration and refugee schemes pose a number of threats to the homeland as insidious and deadly as the Islamic jihadi. Viruses we had finally eliminated from our lives are returning, and others we should...
  • Dengue fever outbreak in Hawaii has global impact

    01/21/2016 12:47:13 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/21/2015 | Jennifer Abbasi
    Experts warn that we should be prepared for more dengue in the US and around the world. ‘Hawaii is a piece of a much bigger phenomenon that’s happening globally,’ says Dr. Peter Hotez at Baylor College of Medicine. It’s peak tourism season in Hawaii, and the state’s Department of Health has issued a warning for visitors and residents: dengue fever is spreading on the Big Island. More than 150 people on Hawaii Island have been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.
  • Little-Known Virus Challenges a Far-Flung Health System

    07/04/2007 10:00:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 481+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 3, 2007 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    A little-known virus is causing a big fuss in Micronesia, the Pacific island nation partly managed by the United States. The Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, produces an itchy rash, pinkeye, joint pain and fever. Since its discovery 60 years ago in an ill monkey in the Zika forest in Uganda, it has caused rare cases and outbreaks in Africa and Southeast Asia. There is no specific treatment or vaccine. Now Zika has made its first appearance in Micronesia, on the island of Yap, where health officials say there have been at least 42 confirmed cases and 65 probable ones....
  • 112 cases of dengue fever confirmed on Hawaii Island

    11/30/2015 6:38:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    The state Dept. of Health confirmed on Monday, Nov. 30, that there were 112 cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island, up five from Friday, Nov. 27. Officials say 98 residents and 14 visitors were affected by the locally acquired disease. Eighty-six cases involved adults and 26 have been children (under 18 years of age). All are recovering, officials said. The onset of illness ranges between Sept. 11 through Nov. 20, 2015. As of Monday, a total of 262 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria. ... Health officials say while the...
  • Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys

    01/25/2015 9:42:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2015 11:36 AM EST | Jennifer Kay
    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood. […] Dengue and chikungunya are growing threats in the U.S., but some people are more frightened at the thought of being bitten by a genetically modified organism. More than 130,000 signed a Change.org petition against the experiment. Even potential boosters say those responsible must do more to show that benefits outweigh the risks. […]...
  • Another 'eradicated disease' invading U.S

    11/12/2014 1:10:59 PM PST · by detective · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 11/12/2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Dengue hemorrhagic fever has been added to the list of diseases brought by the surge of “unaccompanied minors” who have illegally entered the U.S. this year. “The big picture here is that we are getting all these diseases brought into the United States by the ‘imported disease people’ from Latin America,” Dr. Lee Hieb, past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, explained to WND in an interview. Other diseases tied to illegal aliens include Chagas disease, Enterovirus D-68, drug-resistant tuberculosis and malaria.
  • Virus-transmitting 'yellow fever' mosquitoes discovered in L.A. County

    10/20/2014 7:29:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Veronica Rocha
    A new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday. Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, the insects were found Oct. 7 and 8 in Commerce and Pico Rivera, respectively, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. The Aedes aegypti species, which has black and white stripes and grows to about a quarter-inch in size, can transmit dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever -- viruses that can cause painful symptoms including headaches and high fever, officials said. "While these debilitating viruses, so far, aren't locally...
  • 2014 dengue outbreak in City marked by high level of hemorrhagic cases [Belize]

    10/03/2014 9:08:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Amandala ^ | 10/3/2014
    Data released today by the Vector Control Unit in Belize City indicate that there have been 77 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) documented in the City, primarily based on clinical diagnoses between January and September 2014. Overall, the total number of dengue cases in Belize City, including the severe hemorrhagic form, amounted to 264, making up 82% of all cases reported for the Belize District area. No national figures have yet been provided. Senior Public Health Officer Javier Alpuche said that from January to September 2014, 59 cases of dengue were reported in the Belize District, outside of the...
  • Illegal Alien Minors Spreading TB, Ebola, Dengue, Swine Flu

    07/08/2014 12:16:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 8, 2014
    The hordes of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. are bringing serious diseases—including swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis—that present a danger to the American public as well as the Border Patrol agents forced to care for the kids, according to a U.S. Congressman who is also medical doctor. This has created a “severe and dangerous” crisis, says the Georgia lawmaker, Phil Gingrey. Most of the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) are coming from Central America and they’re importing infectious diseases considered to be largely eradicated in this country. Additionally, many of the migrants lack basic vaccinations such as...
  • New discovery brings hope to universal dengue vaccine

    08/14/2013 8:11:18 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08/13/2013 | CNA
    SINGAPORE: A new strategy that cripples the ability of the dengue virus to escape the host immune system has been discovered by A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN). The discovery, scientists said, brings hope to what may become the world's first universal dengue vaccine that can give full protection from all four types of the virus. The dengue virus requires the enzyme called MTase, also known as 2'-O-methyltransferase, to chemically modify its genetic material to escape detection. In this study, the researchers discovered that by introducing a genetic mutation to deactivate the MTase enzyme of the virus, initial cells infected by...
  • Nearly 49,000 infected with dengue, 59 dead in Thailand

    06/23/2013 9:57:57 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 3 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 06/21/2013 | wang yuanyuan
    BANGKOK, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 49,000 people in Thailand have been infected with dengue virus, 59 of whom died, Thai National News Bureau reported Friday. According to Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong, dengue situation in Thailand is still of concern given nearly 49, 000 people have so far been afflicted by the disease. 59 patients have died of dengue fever since the beginning of 2013, and more than half of the number were children. The minister has, therefore, urged all hospitals to diagnose their patients carefully and thoroughly. The minister has also urged related agencies nationwide to step up...
  • Sickly mosquitoes stymie malaria’s spread - Researchers harness bacteria to cripple insects that...

    05/09/2013 2:21:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Nature News ^ | 09 May 2013 | Beth Mole
    Researchers harness bacteria to cripple insects that transmit disease. Scientists have engineered mosquitoes to carry a bacterium that confers resistance to the malaria parasite — a long-sought advance that could eventually curb malaria cases in humans. A team led by Zhiyong Xi, a medical entomologist at Michigan State University in East Lansing, infected Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria to produce insects that could pass the infection on to their offspring. Female mosquitoes that carried Wolbachia also bred with uninfected mates, the researchers report today in Science, swiftly spreading the malaria-blocking bacterium to entire insect populations within eight generations1. “This...
  • WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

    06/24/2010 9:41:51 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Noisyroom.net ^ | 6-24-2010 | AJ
    Andy Stern wasn’t kidding when he publicly stated the most famous rallying cry of Communism:[1] Stern professed, “Workers of the World Unite? It’s not just a slogan anymore.” Snip SIGA Technologies, Inc. is a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to combat bio-warfare pathogens and it was announced on June 21, 2010 that Andy Stern is joining SIGA’s Board of Directors. But wait, it gets even better… SIGA is also a Federal contractor for the government. For a list of SIGA’s contracts with the Federal government, go to: http://www.usaspending.gov/search?query=&searchtype=JTdFZnElM0Q…. SNIP Without question, Andy Stern’s new position at SIGA...
  • Security Reason, Sri Lankan doctor’s team excused to visit KP province

    09/24/2011 8:55:55 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 25 September 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 25 September 2011, Sri Lankan doctor’s team has excuse to provincial government for not visiting the KP province. Teams has excuse because the current situation of the province. Visit of the Sri Lankan doctor’s team was schedule to visit the province and check the current situation of the Dengue Fever in KP. According to health department sources Sri Lankan Embassy and Punjab government has informed the provincial government and excuse from visit. The main reason of the visit cancellation is terrorism in province, which effect not only local but also foreign, whose didn’t visit now KP province. Sri Lankan...