Recent News

Sep 21, 2017
Aedes albopictus

New US mosquito maps show potential hot spots for Zika, other diseases

About 75% of counties on the US mainland have suitable habitat for Aedes mosquitoes, CDC researchers say.

Aug 31, 2017

News Scan for Aug 31, 2017

Fatal yellow fever cases
Indoor mosquito spraying
Early sepsis detection
Aug 23, 2017

News Scan for Aug 23, 2017

More Cyclospora cases
Steroids and respiratory infections
Mosquitoes and climate change
Diphtheria in the Americas
Aug 14, 2017

Brazilian study sheds new light on Zika neuro complications in adults

The patients, hospitalized at a speciality center, had a variety of complications and some unusual features.

Aug 11, 2017
Aedes aegypti on leaf

Aedes mosquitoes entered California years before detection

Also, the species might be resistant to cold temperatures.

Aug 07, 2017

News Scan for Aug 07, 2017

H5N8 in 3 countries
Resistant M pneumoniae
Ivory Coast dengue outbreak
Chikungunya in the Americas
Jul 19, 2017

News Scan for Jul 19, 2017

Lab-linked Salmonella
Ebola persistence
Polio in Syria
Sri Lanka dengue battle
Measles and travel
Acute flaccid myelitis
Jun 23, 2017

News Scan for Jun 23, 2017

Zika and dengue immunity
Avian flu in Taiwan, Finland
Beef import ban
Jun 21, 2017

News Scan for Jun 21, 2017

Zika-dengue immunity findings
Saudi MERS case
Pertussis vaccine exemption
Ricin vaccine
May 24, 2017
Zika virus

Zika studies uncover early spread, factors fueling Florida outbreak

The Florida study suggests a 'perfect storm' of conditions made Miami a favorable setting for Zika and that mosquito control helped reduce disease levels.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Aguiar M, Stollenwerk N, Halstead SB. The impact of the newly licensed dengue vaccine in endemic countries. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Dec 21;10(12):e0005179

Andries AC, Duong V, Cappelle J, et al. Proteinuria during dengue fever in children. Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 28)

Aubry M, Teissier Y, Mapotoeke M, et al. High risk of dengue type 2 outbreak in French Polynesia, 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 Apr 6;22(14):pii=30505

Castanha PMS, Nascimento EJM, Cynthia B, et al. Dengue virus (DENV)-specific antibodies enhance Brazilian Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Dec 29)

Castro MC, Wilson ME, Bloom DE. Disease and economic burdens of dengue. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 6)

Cecilia D, Patil JA, Kakade MB, et al. Emergence of the Asian genotype of DENV-1 in south India. Virology 2017 (published online Jul 10)

Edwards T, del Carmen Castillo Signor L, Williams C, et al. Co-infections with chikungunya and dengue viruses, Guatemala, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Oct 5)

Flamand C, Fritzell C, Prince C, et al. Epidemiological assessment of the severity of dengue epidemics in French Guiana. PLoS One 2017 Feb 14;12(2):e0172267

Funk S, Kucharski AJ, Camacho A, et al. Comparative analysis of dengue and Zika outbreaks reveals differences by setting and virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Dec 7;10(12):e0005173

Guzzetta G, Trentini F, Poletti P, et al. Effectiveness and economic assessment of routine larviciding for prevention of chikungunya and dengue in temperate urban settings in Europe. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Sep 11;11(9):e0005918

Heringer M, Souza TMA, da Rocha Q Lima M, et al. Dengue type 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: case characterization following its introduction in an endemic region. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jun 9;17:410

Hsu JC, Hsieh CL, Lu CY. Trend and geographic analysis of prevalence of dengue in Taiwan (2010-2015). Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online Nov 16)

Hu TS, Zhang HL, Feng Y, et al. Epidemiological and molecular characteristics of emergent dengue virus in Yunnan Province near the China-Myanmar-Laos border, 2013-2015. BMC Infect Dis 2017 May 8;17:331

Joubert DA, O’Neill SL. Comparison of stable and transient Wolbachia infection models in Aedes aegypti to block dengue and the West Nile viruses. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jan 4;11(1):e0005275

Jupatanakul N, Sim S, Anglero-Rodriguez YI, et al. Engineered Aedes aegypti JAK/STAT pathway-mediated immunity to dengue virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jan 12;11(1):e0005187

Katzelnick LC, Coloma J, Harris E. Dengue: knowledge gaps, unmet needs, and research priorities. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 6)

Katzelnick LC, Harris E. Immune correlates of protection for dengue: state of the art and research agenda. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jul 28)

Lopez P, Lanata CF, Zambrano B, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril) when administered concomitantly with a tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate in healthy toddlers at 12-13 months of age in Colombia and Peru: a randomized trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 Oct;35(10):1140-7

Lustig Y, Wolf D, Halutz O, et al. An outbreak of dengue virus (DENV) type 2 Cosmopolitan genotype in Israeli travellers returning from the Seychelles, April 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 Jun 29;22(26):pii=30563

Lye DC, Archuleta S, Syed-Omar SF, et al. Prophylactic platelet transfusion plus supportive care versus supportive care alone in adults with dengue and thrombocytopenia: a multicentre, open-label, randomised, superiority trial. Lancet 2017 (published online Mar 7)

Maoz D, Ward T, Samuel M, et al. Community effectiveness of pyriproxyfen as a dengue vector control method: a systematic review. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Jul 17;11(7):e0005651

Marinho PES, de Oliveira DB, Candiani TMS, et al. Meningitis associated with simultaneous infection by multiple dengue virus serotypes in children, Brazil. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Nov 30)

Melo FIR, Morales JJR, De Los Santos, AHM, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of a booster injection of DTap-IPV//Hib (Pentaxim) administered concomitantly with tetravalent dengue vaccine in healthy toddlers 15-18 months of age in Mexico: a randomized trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Jun;36(6):602-8

Nagpal BN, Gupta SK, Shamim A, et al. Control of Aedes aegypti breeding: a novel intervention for prevention and control of dengue in an endemic zone of Delhi, India. PLoS One 2016 Dec 5;11(12):e0166768

Nascimento LB, Siqueira CM, Coelho GE, et al. Symptomatic dengue infection during pregnancy and livebirth outcomes in Brazil, 2007-13: a retrospective observational cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 18)

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Texas created dengue fever public health response guide

Texas worked with northern Mexican states to monitor increasing cases of dengue fever and create a response guide.

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