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  • Bahamas: PAHO calls for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to prepare for possible outbreaks of dengue 19 Mar 2019 19:15 Relief Web The disease is endemic in the Region and, since its reintroduction in the 1980s, has caused cyclical outbreaks and epidemics every three to five years The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for countries in the Region of the Americas to …
  • AI identifies which primates could be carrying the Zika virus 19 Mar 2019 19:14 VentureBeat Zika, a species of the genus flavivirus spread mostly by mosquitoes, is associated with mild symptoms in most adults, but with more severe complications in pregnant women and young children. It’s linked to microcephaly, a birth defect in which the brain …
  • Study Finds Resurgence of Malaria Cases at the Ecuador-Peru Border Linked to the Venezuelan Crisis 19 Mar 2019 18:55 HealthNewsDigest (HealthNewsDigest.com) - In 2018, Ecuador and other countries in South America received a massive influx of Venezuelan migrants, who left their country following a social and economic collapse. The public health sector in Venezuela is struggling to control …
  • Innovative model identifies primate species with potential to transmit Zika in the Americas 19 Mar 2019 18:37 News-Medical.net In the Americas, primate species likely to harbor Zika - and potentially transmit the virus - are common, abundant, and often live near people. So reports a new study published today in Epidemics. Findings are based on an innovative model developed by a …
  • New model IDs primate species with potential to spread Zika in the Americas 19 Mar 2019 15:42 Phys.org Screen grab of an interactive map, available via Shinyapps, that shows geographic ranges of primates that are undetected Zika reservoirs. Ranges are color-coded according Zika risk scores. Credit: Han et al, 2019 In the Americas, primate species likely to …
  • Brazil drops visas for Canadians in hopes of increasing tourism 19 Mar 2019 04:50 CBC Canadians will no longer need a visa to visit Brazil, as the South American country tries to boost tourism. Brazil previously waived visa requirements ahead of the Rio Olympics in 2016 Thomson Reuters · Posted: Mar 18, 2019 5:36 PM ET | Last Updated: March …
  • Nine confirmed dead from dengue in Honduras 19 Mar 2019 03:01 Trend.az At least nine people have died in Honduras this year from severe dengue fever, the Ministry of Health said, Trend reported citing Xinhua. "We have 14 reported deaths, but of those only nine have been confirmed through laboratory tests," said …
  • Climate Change Will Force Mosquitoes to Roam Beyond Their Current Habitats 18 Mar 2019 23:43 AZoCleantech Written by AZoCleantechMar 18 2019 Climate change is now driving away many animals from their comfort zones. This is also evident in the case of disease-carrying mosquitoes that kill almost 1 million people annually. Current worldwide distribution of the …
  • Brazil waives visa requirement for Canadians as part of bid to boost tourism 18 Mar 2019 23:16 CBC Canadians will no longer need a visa to visit Brazil, as the South American country tries to boost tourism. Brazil previously waived visa requirements ahead of the Rio Olympics in 2016 Thomson Reuters · Posted: Mar 18, 2019 5:36 PM ET | Last Updated: March …
  • Welcome to LA, Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes! 18 Mar 2019 19:56 LAist A mosquito alights on a leafMany an East Coaster has arrived to the Golden State to find themselves blissfully unbothered during the summer months by buzzing, biting insects trolling the balmy evening air. But after first showing up in 2010, the mosquitoes …
  • Newcastle can land another Dubravka by rivalling West Ham for Pellegrini target 18 Mar 2019 18:10 HITC - Here Is The City West Ham United are reportedly keen on Patrik Hrosovsky. Patrik Hrosovsky isn't a name that will mean a lot to many Premier League fans, but he could be heading to England very soon. The Viktoria Plzen midfielder, 26, has been impressing in the Czech …
  • Premature babies also have protective anti-viral antibodies 18 Mar 2019 17:49 News-Medical.net Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a paper on maternal antibodies in newborns, published in the journal Nature Medicine. The results should change our …
  • Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research 18 Mar 2019 16:07 Phys.org A female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. Credit: The University of Queensland Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines. The …
  • Chemical probe can regulate signaling pathway and block cell invasion by arboviruses 18 Mar 2019 13:48 Phys.org Researchers affiliated with the Structural Genomics Consortium in Brazil control a cellular communication pathway using chemical compounds that inhibit the kinase AAK1. Credit: SGC-UNICAMP Cells in humans and other vertebrates, as well as invertebrates, …
  • Philippines: DOH 12: Dengue cases in Region 12 up by 201% 18 Mar 2019 06:40 Relief Web By Oliver Ross Rivera KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Mar. 18 (PIA) - Local health officials urged the public to be cautious over the increase in number of dengue cases in Soccsksargen region. Dept. of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) XII …
  • UWI and CAPRHA sign five-year MOU 17 Mar 2019 20:01 St. Lucia News Online  Share This On: Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (left) and Dr. James Hospedales (right) at signing ceremony KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 17, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Trinidad-based …
  • The effect of climate change on disease 17 Mar 2019 06:54 Stanford Just as snowbirds flock to warmer climes when winter settles in, wild creatures seek out weather that suits them. But a changing climate is moving that comfort zone for many animals, including disease-carrying mosquitoes that kill about 1 million people a …
  • Slain UA doctoral student remembered as promising scientist, loyal friend 16 Mar 2019 22:12 Tucson.com The last time Savannah Chavez talked to Genevieve Comeau, she told her how much she appreciated her dear friend. They made plans to go rock climbing later in the week. But that never happened. Comeau’s friends were shocked when they heard that the 25-year- …
  • Public health emergency operation centre inaugurated in central region 16 Mar 2019 16:20 Nhan Dan Located at the Nha Trang Pasteur Institute, the office will serve as an emergency response and coordination centre for public health issues, including dangerous or emerging diseases that affect social security and people’s health in the central region. The …
  • Rafa Benitez reacts to Newcastle lining up a new manager as contract talks stall 16 Mar 2019 14:15 Sunday People Rafa Benitez has admitted Newcastle United could line up a new boss behind his back. Lyon coach Bruno Genesio is the latest top boss to be touted in France as a successor to the Spaniard. Benitez is United's first choice to stay on beyond this summer, …