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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).

WHO Adopts New Global Strategy To Strengthen Vector Control

U.N. News Centre: With innovative strategy, U.N. health agency launches new offensive against vector-borne diseases “…Starting in June 2016, the U.N. health agency began developing a comprehensive response to strategically guide countries and partners to urgently strengthen vector control as a fundamental approach to preventing disease and responding to outbreaks.…

Thailand Works To Eliminate Malaria, Including Drug-Resistant Strains, By 2021

Reuters: Thailand battles drug-resistant malaria strains that imperil global campaign “Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand’s border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease. Malaria…

WHO Committee Recommends Limited Use Of Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine

STAT: Experts call for use of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine to be halted in most cases “The use of the world’s first dengue vaccine should be temporarily suspended except in limited circumstances because of concerns that it could put some people at heightened risk of severe disease, according to prominent public…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests (11/22). The Atlantic: The Decades-Long Quest to Make Virus-Proof Mosquitoes (Yong, 11/27). Devex: 2 new organizations make GiveWell’s list of top charities (Cheney, 11/27). Global Health NOW: Thailand’s Left-Behind Children (Arnold, 11/26). Reuters: Exclusive: India pares back planned funding…

More News In Global Health

CNN: India’s gender inequality has led to millions of ‘unwanted’ girls (McKirdy, 1/30). Global Health NOW: Climate Change: When Dengue Reaches Helsinki (Shufro, 1/26). NPR: Too Little, Too Late, Too Risky: Surgery In Africa (Brink, 1/29). Reuters: 60,000 North Korean children may starve, sanctions slow aid: UNICEF (Nebehay, 1/30). Thomson…

As Temperatures Rise In Africa, More Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Thrive In New Places, Researchers Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Feature — Move over malaria: Mosquitoes carrying Zika, dengue may thrive in warmer Africa “…The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads debilitating and potentially deadly viruses, from Zika and dengue to chikungunya, thrives in warmer climates than its malaria-carrying cousin, known as Anopheles, say researchers at Stanford University.…