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Bangladesh Records More Than 13K Dengue Cases In July In Worst Outbreak In History

NPR: Bangladesh Reports More Than 13,000 Dengue Cases In July “Bangladesh is grappling with a record-breaking spike in dengue fever, with 1,477 new patients diagnosed just within the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry. Experts say the rise is part of a regional trend, driven by climate change…

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Associated Press: Bangladesh grapples with country’s worst dengue outbreak (Jahangir, 7/31). Devex: Q&A: WHO’s work on vision ‘needs to go on,’ expert Alarcos Cieza says (Lieberman, 7/31). Devex: Reducing stigma in health facilities to achieve UHC (Politzer, 7/31). The Guardian: British man charged with distributing bleach ‘cure’ to Ugandans (Mwesigwa,…

Bangladesh, Vietnam Work To Contain Dengue Fever Outbreaks

Agence France-Presse: Bangladesh struggles to contain record dengue outbreak “Bangladesh is in the grip of the country’s worst-ever dengue fever outbreak, officials said Monday, with hospitals overflowing and social media flooded with pleas for blood donors. Eight people have died and there have been 13,637 cases of the disease so…

Author Of New Book Discusses History Of Mosquitoes, Diseases They Carry

New York Times: The Mosquitoes Are Coming for Us Timothy C. Winegard, author of “The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator” “…Mosquitoes are our apex predator … Flying solo, the mosquito does not directly harm anyone. It is the diseases she transmits that cause an endless barrage of…

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Agence France-Presse: Honduran hospitals overrun by dengue fever epidemic (Leiva, 7/25). Associated Press: U.N.: International failure in face of escalating Syria crisis (7/26). Devex: 4 years later, is it any easier to track the SDGs? (Lieberman, 7/26). Devex: Is Uganda Africa’s role model when it comes to tackling hepatitis B?…

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Fox News: Philippines declares national emergency after more than 100,000 people contract dengue fever (Dedaj, 7/17). The Guardian: Babies in Nepal get quarter of calories from junk food, study finds (Boseley, 7/17). The Guardian: Indonesian women suffering ‘epidemic’ of domestic violence, activists warn (Lamb, 7/17). Inter Press Service: U.N. Report…

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CIDRAP News: WHO notes clusters in recent MERS cases, unveils environmental sampling guide (Schnirring, 7/16). Reuters: Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class (Inveen, 7/16). The Telegraph: Philippines government sounds national alert after steep rise in deaths from dengue (Smith, 7/16). The Telegraph: Pakistan sees surge…

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Devex: Debunking cleft palate myths with community help (Ravelo, 7/16). Inter Press Service: A Relentless Battle Against Poverty & Hunger in World’s Most Populous Region (Deen, 7/15) New York Times: Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan (McNeil, 7/15). Reuters: New contraceptive vaginal ring prevents pregnancy for a year, gives…

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Al Jazeera: The informal networks resisting Honduras’s abortion ban (Brigida, 7/12). Associated Press: Spike in femicides raises alert in Bolivia (Flores, 7/12). CNN: DOH raises alert with rapid spike of dengue cases in PH regions (7/15). Devex: African activists seek universal access to sanitary products (Adepoju, 7/15). Global Press Journal:…