WHO: Dengue Fever Numbers Rise on La Réunion (now common in 100 countries)

The female Aedes aegypti mosquito can transmit the viruses that cause dengue fever. The World Health Organization on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are believed to be infected with dengue fever on La Réunion. The island – a … Read More

El Niño Triggered Disease Outbreaks Across Globe

Increased sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean characterizes an El Niño, which is followed by weather changes throughout the world. Photo: NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio The 2015 to 2016 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered … Read More

Dengue fever cases on rise in Indonesia

File photo: A municipal worker fumigates a flooded alley to prevent the spread of dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases at a residential colony in Ahmedabad, India, July 29, 2017. Reuters/Amit Dave JAKARTA, Indonesia:  A outbreak of dengue fever claimed … Read More

Deadly Indian ‘rat fever’ kills at least 12, with another 54 suspected deaths

Disease spread through water, soil or food containing rodent urine has infected 372 people in southern state of Kerala. “Rat fever” has killed at least 12 people with another 54 suspected fatal cases in the southern Indian state of Kerala since August, … Read More

Holiday season means risk of tropical diseases in Europe

Warmer weather and summer travel put tropical mosquito-borne diseases on the European health authorities’ radar. The warming climate has unpredictable and wide-ranging impacts on the environment. Some climate effects on human health are direct, such as extreme weather and rising … Read More