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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.…

Sri Lanka Hit With Worst-Ever Dengue Outbreak; Nearly 300 Dead, More Than 100K Cases

Al Jazeera: Worst-ever dengue outbreak kills up to 300 in Sri Lanka “The worst-ever outbreak of dengue fever has killed nearly 300 people in Sri Lanka, with aid agencies warning against further spread of the mosquito-borne viral disease…” (7/24). Reuters: Dengue outbreak kills 300 in Sri Lanka, hospitals at limit…

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Associated Press: Nigeria reports record high Lassa fever cases with 317 (2/28). CIDRAP News: Brazilian yellow fever cases circle major cities (Soucheray, 2/28). Devex: Q&A: Tackling poor-quality medicines to prevent AMR (3/1). NPR: A Secretive Sect Opens A Debate On Female Genital Mutilation (Hadid, 2/28). St. Louis Public Radio: Science…

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Devex: Aid groups adapt Rohingya mental health services for population in limbo (Rogers, 12/18). Devex: Q&A: Linda McAvan on what aid stands to lose from Brexit (Edwards, 12/18). Global Health NOW: The Muranga Solution: Extending Hemophilia Care to Rural Kenya (McNeish, 12/14). Global Health NOW: More Than a Medical Story:…

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ABC News: A documentary about menstruation won an Oscar. Here’s what the director of ‘Period. End of Sentence.’ wants to happen next (Kindelan, 2/26). CBC News: Tuberculosis is not just a ‘disease of the past,’ says Doctors Without Borders (2/26). CIDRAP News: WHO says 2 events boosted Saudi hospital MERS…

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BBC News: Why Chinese mothers turned away from C-sections (Owen/Razak, 3/2). BBC News: Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh will no longer take in Myanmar refugees (3/1). BBC News: Kifafa: The mystery of East Africa’s ‘nodding disease’ (Gorvett, 2/28). Bloomberg: Smaller Countries Are Becoming the Healthiest (Blenford, 3/3). Bloomberg: The Bleak and Scary…

U.S. FDA Panel Recommends Sanofi Dengue Vaccine Only For People Ages 9 Up To 17

STAT: Sanofi suffers setback as panel recommends against dengue vaccine in adults “Sanofi on Thursday suffered a major setback in its bid to market a controversial dengue vaccine in the United States, as a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommended against approval for adults. … [T]he advisory panel recommended…

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Agence France-Presse: Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation (5/3). Fast Company: How a wooden bench in Zimbabwe is starting a revolution in mental health (Riley, 5/4). Health Policy Watch: New Polio Eradication Strategy Faces Challenges Of “Missing Children” Due To Geographic Isolation, Migration, Insecurity (Branigan, 5/3). Nature: U.K. medical…