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Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Aedes albopictus mosquito

South America records most yellow fever cases in decades

Brazil has confirmed almost 1,000 human cases since July 2016, and cases in animals have doubled.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
mosquito larvae

South America sees Zika rise; study estimates US disease cost

The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.

Apr 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017
Brown monkey

Sixth Brazilian state reports yellow fever

Tocantins joins Para, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo, and Minas Gerais as states with confirmed human yellow fever cases.

Jun 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016
yellow fever vaccine

WHO approves fractional dosing to stretch yellow fever vaccine supply

The disease persists in Angola, local cases were reported in a new part of the DRC's Kinshasa province, and investigators are looking at cases in other nations.

May 05, 2016

May 05, 2016
Aedes researcher

Bacteria shown to curb mosquitoes' ability to spread Zika

The findings are similar to earlier studies showing Wolbachia's ability to cut dengue transmission.

May 03, 2016

May 03, 2016
South America globe

Peru finds local Zika cases; report supports complication links

Also, a study found distinct temporal patterns between cases, GBS, and microcephaly.

Apr 18, 2016

Apr 18, 2016
Molecules

Molecular Zika study finds possible target for tests, drugs

Electrostatic differences in a key protein might explain how Zika virus infects human cells.

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015
Fog and flood

WHO says health impacts of climate change overlooked

Earlier this week, a leading expert voiced similar concerns, noting that the WHO hadn't made its voice heard.

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