ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sometime next year, genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Florida Keys in an effort to combat persistent insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever...
MIAMI (AP) — Thirty three Miami-Dade County residents have now been infected with the West Nile virus, health officials said.
On Thursday the county's Florida Department of Health said seven...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Health officials in the two South Florida counties have confirmed more cases of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Four cases of Dengue fever have recently been confirmed in the Florida Keys, bringing the total number of cases reported this year to 26, health officials said.
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — An 11th case of the mosquito-borned dengue fever has been confirmed in the Florida Keys, health officials said.
So far, all 11 cases have been in Key Largo, including...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Researchers at a University of Illinois institute are studying how a disease-carrying mosquito has spread in the state over three decades.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest homeless population has begun succumbing to COVID-19, and activists warn the worst is yet to come as colder weather bears down and shelters risk becoming hotbeds...
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A case of dengue fever has been confirmed in the Florida Keys, health officials said.
The patient has not been identified publicly by name or exact location, according...
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A dozen humanitarian organizations in war-torn southern Yemen suspended their operations following a string of targeted attacks, the United Nations said, while the country's...
MIAMI (AP) — Two more cases of dengue fever have been discovered in Miami-Dade County, bringing the total for the year to 14.
The Miami Herald reports that it represents an uptick in...
MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Department of Health says another case of dengue fever has been confirmed, bringing Miami-Dade’s total to 12 this year.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross reported a new outbreak of dengue fever in war-torn Yemen on Monday, with thousands of cases reported and several dozen...
WASHINGTON (AP) — They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani health officials were battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the South Asian nation on Tuesday, a day after health officials confirmed over 10,000 cases and 20 deaths...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The University at Buffalo is getting $1.1 million in federal funding to study mosquito and fruit fly genetics.
Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced...
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country's already overwhelmed medical...
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's health ministry says deaths from dengue fever in the last six months have risen 163% from the same period last year.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian authorities have announced an outbreak of the mosquito-borne dengue fever in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam and Tanga region along the coast.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health had breakdowns in communication and inconsistencies in practices in its response to three disease outbreaks in 2015 and 2016, according to a state audit.
The state auditor's report made public Thursday indicates that the department failed to properly communicate with its own divisions, other agencies and the public during the outbreaks of dengue fever, hepatitis A and salmonella.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The manufacturer of a dengue fever vaccine that was suspended in the Philippines after a new study showed a greater risk of severe cases in people without previous infection said Monday it is working with authorities to address fears and share the new information.
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani health official says an outbreak of dengue fever in the country's northwest has killed five people in the past 10 days.
Provincial Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai says more than 1,000 dengue cases have been recorded at hospitals in that period of time.
Tarakai said Tuesday that patients with high fever started arriving at hospitals 10 days ago in Peshawar, the capital of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system.
The number of admitted patients represents a 42-percent increase over the same period last year along with seven more deaths, the Ministry of Health said Friday. A total of 90,626 people have been infected, of whom 76,848 have been hospitalized and 24 have died.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Australia is contributing funds to help Sri Lanka combat its worst outbreak of dengue fever, which has claimed 250 lives and infected nearly 100,000 people so far this year in the Indian Ocean island nation.
Visiting Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday night that Australia is giving 475,000 Australian dollars (US $377,000) to the World Health Organization to implement immediate dengue prevention, management and eradication programs in Sri Lanka.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Officials plan to release lab-reared, bacteria-infected mosquitoes in the Florida Keys in March.
The Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/2is9Rxk ) that the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and the privately owned, Kentucky-based company MosquitoMate are still reviewing locations for the field trial of Wolbachia-treated Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Doctors and nurses are on strike at Burkina Faso's public health centers throughout the West African country, leaving only medical students to help the sick amid outbreaks of dengue fever and meningitis.
In a desperate attempt to save lives, the government has requisitioned army health workers though many patients were still languishing without care.
HONOLULU (AP) — Maui health officials are driving along a scenic coastal highway with a giant water-gun spraying trees and brush with diluted detergent to kill mosquito larvae.
They're stepping up the fight against mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya, and handing out bug spray along cliff-hugging Hana Highway, a winding narrow road dotted with lush waterfalls and hiking trails popular with tourists.
LONDON (AP) — Researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia with a type of bacteria that could prevent them from spreading the Zika virus and other dangerous diseases.
British and American governments are teaming up with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.K.-based Wellcome Trust to expand field tests in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and the city of Bello in northwest Colombia, philanthropist Bill Gates told a conference Wednesday.
In this photo by Manish Swarup, people suffering from high fever sit with their relatives to see a doctor at a fever clinic at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi. Several cases of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, malaria and dengue fever has been reported in the Indian capital over the past weeks. The annual monsoon season brings India much needed relief from scorching temperatures but also creates wet conditions that are perfect for mosquitoes to thrive. Hospitals in the capital are struggling with a deluge of patients with mosquito-borne illnesses.
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials with the Blood Bank of Hawaii say they are launching a new screening procedure for donations to ensure all blood is free of the Zika virus.
Hawaii's blood supply will undergo additional testing to check for Zika, which is transmitted through mosquito bites, sexual contact and potentially blood transfusion. The screening is expected to begin on all donations on Sept. 6, KHON-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2asw6jU).