Samoa issues dengue alert

The Samoan Ministry of Health issued a dengue fever alert after two dozen cases were reported, including two suspected dengue-related deaths. Health officials were notified of severely ill cases from Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital in Apia, which is the chief hospital of Samoa. According to a Samoa Observer report, 54 lab tests have been requested and […] The post Samoa issues dengue alert appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Australia –…

August 17, 2017
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Hendra virus: Expanding human populations on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk

60 outbreaks of Hendra have caused the death of seven people and 102 horses to date Reported today in Scientific Reports by researchers from the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and State University of New York, the study traces how pressures such as expanding human populations, urbanization and forest fragmentation altered the shape and size of […] The post Hendra virus: Expanding human populations on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk…

August 15, 2017
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Fiji reports 2200 dengue cases in 1st six months of 2017, Australia invests millions to battle mosquito borne diseases

Health officials in the South Pacific archipelago of Fiji have reported more than 2200 dengue fever cases during the first half of 2017, according to local media. “During the last six months of this year there were 2,217 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever in Fiji and tragically six deaths that were attributed to this […] The post Fiji reports 2200 dengue cases in 1st six months of 2017, Australia…

August 14, 2017
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