(CIDRAP News) Rift Valley fever (RVF), a mosquito-borne disease that can kill humans and animals, is starting to grab the attention of American scientists because it could cause devastating outbreaks in the United States.
(CIDRAP News) The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday said that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Yambio, Western Equatoria province, south Sudan, appears to be under control. First reported in May, the outbreak grew to 30 cases, with seven deaths. Laboratory testing is continuing, according to the WHO, and active surveillance by the South Sudan Early Warning and Response Network is ongoing.
(CIDRAP News) The outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in southern Sudan had increased to 30 cases with seven deaths as of yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.
The outbreak has grown slowly since it was reported in Yambio County of Western Equatoria province in May, according to WHO reports. The agency originally reported 19 cases with four deaths on May 24. By Jun 7 officials said there were 28 cases with seven deaths.
(CIDRAP News) – The outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in southern Sudan has increased to 25 cases with six deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today.
The WHO had reported 19 cases and four deaths May 24 when it first confirmed the outbreak in Yambio County of Sudan's Western Equatoria province. The agency said it is continuing to help with surveillance, case management, and follow-up with contacts of patients.
(CIDRAP News) The dengue fever epidemic in Indonesia has subsided after 58,301 cases were reported in 4 months, which rivaled the pandemic year of 1998, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
There were 658 deaths among cases of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever reported from January through April, the WHO said yesterday. The case-fatality rate of 1.1% was lower than in previous years, officials said.
(CIDRAP News) The dengue fever epidemic in Indonesia totaled 52,013 cases with 603 deaths between Jan 1 and Apr 4, but it has passed its peak in some provinces, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).