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World Cup Provides Opportunities To Confront Dengue, HIV

As the World Cup soccer tournament begins in Brazil, news outlets report on how health officials are confronting health threats, including dengue and HIV. PBS NewsHour: Brazil confronts dengue fever fears amid World Cup frenzy “…500,000 people are expected to travel [to Brazil] from all over the globe to attend…

Mosquito-Borne Viruses Reach Japan, U.S.

New York Times: Mosquito-Borne Viruses Hit Japan and the U.S. “Mosquito-borne viruses are showing up unexpectedly in affluent countries where they have been largely unknown. Yoyogi Park, a popular oasis in downtown Tokyo, was closed last week after authorities realized it was the center of Japan’s first outbreak of dengue…

Researcher Discusses Work On Diseases Spread By Mosquitoes

The Guardian: Fighting insecticide resistance — podcast “Professor Hilary Ranson, from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, speaks about her work to control diseases that are spread by mosquitoes, like malaria and dengue fever…” (Scott, 2/28).

Dengue Deaths Surge In Malaysia; Citizens Urged To Drain Stagnant Water

Wall Street Journal: Dengue Deaths Soar in Malaysia “Reeling from a severe dengue outbreak, Malaysia has launched a community-driven neighborhood cleaning program to destroy breeding sites of Aedes mosquitoes that are responsible for spreading the virus. The initiative, launched on Sunday across 110 dengue hot spots, involves citizens and local…

Laos Marks ASEAN Dengue Day As Country Enters Wet Season

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Laos marks ASEAN Dengue Day “Officials have gathered here in the capital [of Laos] to mark ASEAN Dengue Day and urge vigilance against the mosquito-borne disease as Laos enters its wet season on Tuesday…” (6/17).

Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Positive Results In Study Among Asian Children

News outlets report on a study that finds an experimental dengue vaccine shows promising results in clinical trials. Bloomberg Businessweek: Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise Against 3 Out of 4 Viruses “The most advanced experimental vaccine against dengue protected some children against the disease in a study, though a more effective…

Brazil’s Dengue Outbreak Highlights Issues Within National Health Care System

Reuters: Brazil dengue outbreak exposes tough challenge for Rousseff “An epidemic of dengue fever is fanning public anger over what Brazilians say is President Dilma Rousseff’s biggest challenge — the sad state of the national health care system. … Health Minister Arthur Chioro has blamed the outbreak in part on…

Brazil Using Soldiers To Educate São Paulo Neighborhoods About Dengue Control

Wall Street Journal: Brazil City Calls In Army to Fight Dengue “Brazil’s biggest city has called in the army to help combat a deadly outbreak of dengue fever that has sickened hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. Soldiers will next week begin going door-to-door in some of São Paulo’s hardest-hit…

More Than 3,000 Suspected Dengue Cases In War-Torn Yemen, WHO Reports

U.N. News Centre: At least 3,000 suspected dengue fever cases reported in Yemen — U.N. health agency “Thousands of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection dengue fever have been reported in conflict-ravaged Yemen, where a major health crisis is unfolding, the United Nations World Health Organization announced [Tuesday]…” (6/23).