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Focus On: Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a common, worldwide, acute viral illness. The infection typically presents as a severe flu-like illness and may affect children and adults.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
about 9 years ago
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WHO | World Health Day 2014: Preventing vector-borne diseases

More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than 1 billion people are infected and more than 1 million die from vector-borne diseases. This World Health Day – 7 April – WHO is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, with the slogan “Small bite, big threat”.  
www.who.int
over 5 years ago
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Dengue fever threat to World Cup fans in Brazil - BBC News

Following concerns Brazil will not be ready to host the World Cup, there is also a warning that fans should guard against dengue fever.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Brazil 2014: World Cup dengue fever risk predicted - BBC News

Scientists develop an "early warning system" to alert authorities to the risk of dengue fever outbreaks in Brazil during the World Cup.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Brazil: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo - BBC News

The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Plotting the elimination of dengue

Dengue is a viral infection spread between humans by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Dengue causes flu-like symptoms, including intense headaches and joint pains.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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New way to block dengue transmission using bacteria modeled on computer

Researchers working on a way to stop dengue virus transmission using a bacterium that infects mosquitoes have developed a computer model to help plan control measures.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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UK can expect mosquito-borne diseases as climate warms, say experts

Leading public health experts warn that as the climate warms, the UK will see accelerated arrival of chikungunya, dengue fever, West Nile virus and other vector-borne diseases.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Evidence based community mobilization for dengue prevention in Nicaragua and Mexico (Camino Verde, the Green Way): cluster randomized controlled trial

Design Pragmatic open label parallel group cluster randomized controlled trial. Those assessing the outcomes and analyzing the data were blinded to group assignment. Centralized computerized randomization after the baseline study allocated half the sites to intervention, stratified by country, evidence of recent dengue virus infection in children aged 3-9, and vector indices.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Number of dengue cases in Delhi is highest for five years

Public health experts in India are urging the government to do more to control dengue fever in Delhi, as the number of cases reported so far this year has reached the highest number for five years.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Number of dengue cases in Delhi is highest for five years

Public health experts in India are urging the government to do more to control dengue fever in Delhi, as the number of cases reported so far this year has reached the highest number for five years.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Cheap Paper Test to Screen Patients for Ebola, Yellow Fever, Dengue (VIDEO) |

At the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society this week, researchers from MIT, Harvard Med School, and the FDA are showin  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Dengue fever

This clinical review has been developed for The BMJ in collaboration with BMJ Best Practice, based on a regularly updated web/mobile topic that supports evidence based decision making at the point of care. To view the complete and current version, please refer to the dengue fever (http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/monograph/1197.html) topic on the BMJ Best Practice website.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Dengue fever

This clinical review has been developed for The BMJ in collaboration with BMJ Best Practice, based on a regularly updated web/mobile topic that supports evidence based decision making at the point of care. To view the complete and current version, please refer to the dengue fever (http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/monograph/1197.html) topic on the BMJ Best Practice website.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Delhi hospitals are told not to turn away patients with suspected dengue fever

A 3 year old girl’s death on 16 September has taken the death toll from dengue viral fever in the current outbreak in India to 15, while the number of cases reported in the capital has risen to nearly 2000.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Delhi hospitals are told not to turn away patients with suspected dengue fever

A 3 year old girl’s death on 16 September has taken the death toll from dengue viral fever in the current outbreak in India to 15, while the number of cases reported in the capital has risen to nearly 2000.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Medgadget Hangout with Developers of Paper Test for Ebola, Dengue, Yellow Fever |

Today, Friday Sept 18 at 2pm EST, we'll be hosting a Hangout discussing a paper test developed by researchers at MIT, Harvard, and the FDA. Meant to be use  
medgadget.com
about 4 years ago
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Travel-Related Illness in a Pediatric Emergency Room

It is not always an exotic diagnosis such as dengue or tuberculosis, which may lead to hospitalization of a child returning from international travel.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Dengue cases in India doubled in 2014-15

While the number of malaria cases in India fell from 1 102 205 in 2014 to 792 234 in 2015 (to September), the number of dengue cases doubled from 40 571 to 84 391 over much the same period (to 15 November).1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Dengue cases in India doubled in 2014-15

While the number of malaria cases in India fell from 1 102 205 in 2014 to 792 234 in 2015 (to September), the number of dengue cases doubled from 40 571 to 84 391 over much the same period (to 15 November).1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago