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  • Africa: 13 dead, as strange disease spreads (possible new hemorrhagic disease)

    11/18/2010 9:13:14 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    New Vision ^ | 11/15/10 | David Labeja and Sam Oboke
    THIRTEEN people have been reported dead in Abim and Agago districts, following an outbreak of a strange disease in Abim. Twenty cases have been reported in Abim district, out of whom eight have already died. In neighouring Agago district, five cases have been reported in the sub counties of Omiya P’Chua and Paimol, which border Abim district. Emmanuel Okech, an official from Abim district health Office said out of the twenty cases, eight have died, two quarantined and another ten have been discharged after their conditions improved. According to Okech, the affected persons have high fever, vomit blood, pass bloody...
  • "Very Aggressive" Dengue Fever Outbreak in Mexico

    04/26/2009 10:39:17 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 93 replies · 5,677+ views
    So far this year there have been 200 confirmed cases of an extremely aggressive strain of dengue virus in Mexico's Pacific coast state of Sinaloa. The new strain has prompted that state's Secretary of Health to issue a warning to residents to take precautions to reduce its potential spread, by eliminating standing water where mosquitoes breed. Sinaloa encompasses the resort town of Mazatlan. Secretary Héctor Ponce Ramos, indicated that this year's strain of dengue fever is more lethal than in previous years and may be based on DENV-3 AND DENV-4 strains of the disease, which in theory would yield very...
  • New Arenavirus Associated With Hemorrhagic Fever Discovered

    04/30/2008 3:39:28 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 73+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-1-2008 | Public Library of Science
    New Arenavirus Associated With Hemorrhagic Fever Discovered ScienceDaily (May 1, 2008) — A team of Bolivian health authorities, U.S. Navy health experts based in Lima, Peru, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has characterized "Chapare arenavirus," a previously unrecognized arenavirus, discovered in serum samples from a patient in rural Bolivia who eventually died of the infection. Named after the Chapare River in the eastern foothills of the Andes, the new Chapare arenavirus produces clinical hemorrhagic symptoms similar to those associated with other New World arenaviruses, such as the Junin, Machupo, Guanarito, and Sabia viruses. Genetically, however, Chapare...
  • Fatal form of dengue fever surges in Mexico

    03/30/2007 3:37:21 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 30 replies · 149+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | March 30, 2007 | MARK STEVENSON
    MEXICO CITY — The deadly hemorrhagic form of dengue fever is increasing dramatically in Mexico, and experts predict a surge throughout Latin America fueled by climate change, migration and faltering mosquito eradication efforts. Overall dengue cases have increased by more than 600 percent in Mexico since 2001, and worried officials are sending special teams to tourist resorts to spray pesticides and remove garbage and standing water where mosquitoes breed ahead of the peak Easter Week vacation season. Even classic dengue — known as "bonebreak fever" — can cause severe flu-like symptoms, excruciating joint pain, high fever, nausea and rashes. More...
  • Historical Review: Megadrought And Megadeath In 16th Century Mexico (Hemorrhagic Fever)

    01/11/2006 1:33:43 PM PST · by blam · 78 replies · 4,883+ views
    CDC ^ | March 28, 2002 | R. Acuna-Soto, D. Stahle, M. Cleaveland and M. Therrell
    Megadrought and Megadeath in 16th Century Mexico Rodolfo Acuna-Soto,* David W. Stahle, † Malcolm K. Cleaveland,† and Matthew D. Therrell† *Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico and †University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA The native population collapse in 16th century Mexico was a demographic catastrophe with one of the highest death rates in history. Recently developed tree-ring evidence has allowed the levels of precipitation to be reconstructed for north central Mexico, adding to the growing body of epidemiologic evidence and indicating that the 1545 and 1576 epidemics of cocoliztli (Nahuatl for "pest”) were indigenous hemorrhagic fevers transmitted by...
  • Dengue fever outbreak in Mexico causing concern in Texas [Hemorrhagic Strain of the Disease]

    08/18/2005 8:32:16 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 149 replies · 2,189+ views
    KENS 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 08/18/2005 | Angela Kocherga
    An outbreak of dengue fever in Mexico has health officials here in Texas keeping a watchful eye across the border. More than 100 people have been infected in the southern state of Morelos. Several people have the hemorrhagic strain of the disease that causes bleeding and, if untreated, possibly death. To prevent the spread of the disease, health workers need to enlist the help of the residents. Oswaldo Zambrano, dengue fever prevention program director, says the enemy lives among them. He warns residents that they are providing a safe haven for the mosquitoes that carry dengue fever. Many homes have...