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Mar 30, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

South Africa faces wide outbreak of Rift Valley fever

(CIDRAP News) – An outbreak of Rift Valley fever that began in South Africa in February has expanded to five of the country's nine provinces, with 63 human cases and 2 deaths in three provinces, according to national and international health agencies.

Apr 16, 2010

Apr 16, 2010

Latin America, Caribbean report surge in dengue cases

(CIDRAP News) – Dengue fever cases in some of the world's tropical regions have surged during the first 3 months of the year, fueled by an El Nino-related drought that has forced people to store water, providing a breeding site for mosquitoes that spread the disease, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010

Florida dengue cases prompt alerts for clinicians, residents

(CIDRAP News) – Signaling a second front in the US fight against dengue infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said evidence of the virus has been found recently in 28 people who live in or visited Key West, Fla., prompting intensive mosquito control efforts and alerts to doctors.

Jun 17, 2010

Jun 17, 2010

More US travelers bringing dengue virus home

(CIDRAP News) – The number of dengue virus infections detected in returning US travelers has risen sharply in recent years, probably reflecting both larger epidemics abroad and increased monitoring at home, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

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