Congo Fever: Deadly ticks carrying Ebola-like virus found in UK and Europe

Deadly ticks that carry an ebola-like virus have been found in the UK after spreading across Europe, health officials have warned. The hyalomma tick was discovered in Dorset last year and was 10 times larger in size than average, as … Read More

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

For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 years … 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