Dengue

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Infectious Diseases and the World Cup
Jun 16, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

Over 600,000 people are expected to be traveling from around the world to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which began on June 12 in Brazil and will...

Digital Disease Detection: A Look at Participatory Surveillance of Dengue
May 13, 2014 | Elaine Nsoesie

As an aspiring or expert digital disease detective you are probably familiar with one of the many efforts to monitor diseases such as dengue, by...

Just the Vax, Please: A Dengue Vaccine - This Time It’s Personal
Apr 7, 2014 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Everything hurt. For the first time in my life, I could feel the tiny muscles behind my eyeballs. And they ached. It all ached. I had dengue fever...

Fifth Dengue Serotype Discovered
Oct 25, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Mother Nature decided that four serotypes of the dengue virus was not enough, so she threw number five our way. Nikos Vasilakis, PhD of the...

The Deadly Virus That's Spreading Faster Than Malaria or West Nile
Mar 14, 2013 | Jason Hayes

About half of the world is at risk of a virus that Americans don’t know at all. For Americans, dengue fever is about as foreign as the metric system...

Dengue Bites Back
Jan 29, 2013 | Catherine Stecyk

Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that dengue is the world’s fastest-spreading tropical disease. As reported by Reuters, dengue...

Dengue On The Rise In Europe
Dec 19, 2012 | Elaine Nsoesie

A recent outbreak of dengue in Madeira has resulted in a flurry of articles and reports. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and...

Puerto Rico Declares Dengue Epidemic
Oct 18, 2012 | Steven Purcell

Health Secretary Lorenzo Gonzalez Feliciano announced Monday, Oct. 8 that Puerto Rico is in the grips of a dengue epidemic. At least six people have...

Dengue Vaccine Candidate Falls Short in Clinical Trial
Sep 14, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

The full results of a clinical trial testing a potential dengue vaccine were published Tuesday in the Lancet, in a study that both disappointed and...

Dengue Reemerges in Greece
Sep 5, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

An elderly gentleman died on August 30 of hemorrhagic fever in Patras, Greece. Doctors believe it was a complication due to infection with dengue...

Potential Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise in Thailand Trial
Jul 31, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur announced Wednesday that its dengue vaccine candidate showed significant success during a study...

Brazil Rolls Out GM Mosquito Farms
Jul 18, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Brazil has opened its first-ever, large-scale genetically modified mosquito farm in an effort to reduce the incidence of dengue fever. The...

New Test Detects Dengue Virus Faster
Jun 26, 2012 | David Bui

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new test to rapidly diagnose dengue infection in humans. The test, developed by the Centers for...

Research Shows Dengue Makes Mosquitoes Hungrier, Better Feeders
Apr 6, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

  Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced that dengue virus infection in mosquitoes could make them hungrier and...

Number of Dengue Cases in Pakistan Demands Rapid Response from Government
Mar 2, 2012 | Gilan Megeed

  Earlier this week, 73 unconfirmed cases of dengue were reported in Punjab, Pakistan causing increased concern over the spread of the virus....

Dengue Virus Joins Carnival Celebrations?
Feb 22, 2012 | David Scales

Late last week, Brazil’s health minister Alexandre Padilha warned of an impending dengue epidemic, due to the discovery of type 4 dengue virus in Rio...

Climate Change and Infectious Disease
Nov 28, 2011 | Katharina Schwan

Durban, South Africa will host the most recent round of UN climate change discussions from November 28 to December 6. The United Nations Framework...

First locally-acquired dengue infection in Palm Beach, FL
Oct 13, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

Palm Beach County Health Department reported it’s first locally acquired case of dengue this morning, 13 Oct. 2011. While eight other cases have been...

Dengue Plagues Pakistan’s Most Populous Province
Sep 16, 2011 | Glory Song

More than 5,000 dengue cases and 17 deaths have been reported in Pakistan, with 4,400 of those cases and 12 of the deaths occurring in Punjab...

Controlling the Spread of Dengue Fever?
Aug 25, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

  Yesterday Nature magazine published an article covering two Australian studies that showed the ability of Wolbachia pipientis bacteria to stop...

2010 Year-End Special Issue
Dec 29, 2010 | healthmap

Here at HealthMap, we are often focused on outbreaks happening right now. As the new year approaches, we reflect on some of the outbreaks of 2010....

Dengue in Brazil and Miami
Nov 17, 2010 | healthmap

Since January 2010, Brazil has seen a 90% increase in deaths from Dengue as compared to the same period last year.  Many of the deaths have been from...

Special Edition: HealthMap's Increased Infectious Disease Surveillance for This Year's Hajj
Nov 12, 2010 | healthmap

Mass gatherings bring together people and pathogens (germs) from all over the world.  Such events present unique challenges to infectious disease...

Total Dengue Cases in Taiwan Break 1000 Mark this Past Week
Nov 9, 2010 | healthmap

A total of 1031 cases of dengue have been reported for the island of Taiwan since August this year. Among these, 13 were cases of dengue hemorrhagic...