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Oct 11, 2007

Oct 11, 2007

Dengue cases up sharply in Latin America, Asia

(CIDRAP News) – Global health officials have noted sharp rises in the number of dengue fever cases in recent months, particularly in Latin American, Caribbean, and Asian countries where the disease is endemic.

Apr 04, 2008

Apr 04, 2008

Brazilian officials respond to rising dengue toll

(CIDRAP News) – Brazil's health ministry said this week that it has asked the military to help combat mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, as the number of sick patients with the disease grew to at least 55,000 so far this year.

Though dengue fever is common in Brazil, officials have said this year's outbreak is the worst in recent memory, averaging 1.4 new cases per minute, according to a report today from CNN.

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).

Mar 21, 2014

Mar 21, 2014

News Scan for Mar 21, 2014

MERS-CoV in man and his camel
UK panel recommends Bexsero
PAHO cholera update
New antiviral center
Grant for Ebola therapeutics

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

News Scan for May 27, 2014

Heartland virus in Oklahoma
More Caribbean chikungunya
Hepatitis B screening
WHA on drug resistance

Aug 07, 2014

Aug 07, 2014
Map of west Africa

Countries scale up Ebola response, watch for cases outside Africa

Liberia and Sierra Leone have taken new actions to curb infections, as response activities and testing of possible travel-related cases play out on other continents.

Oct 06, 2014

Oct 06, 2014

News Scan for Oct 06, 2014

New Saudi MERS cases
Chikungunya numbers rise
Marburg in Uganda
Pakistan polio cases top 200

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