infectious diseases

mosquito-borne disease will rise as climate change alters weather patterns

Tropical disease outbreaks are growing threat in Europe as temperatures rise

After West Nile virus kills 22 people in heatwave, experts warn of more mosquito and tick-borne diseases due to climate change — Europe is facing a growing threat of tropical disease outbreaks, as rising temperatures linked to climate change cause illnesses brought by travellers to spread more easily, health experts warned. This summer has seen …

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mosquitos such as aedes and anopheles are important vectors for malaria, yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis and japanese encephalitis

‘We can’t let our guard down’ – as Paraguay eliminates malaria, regional outbreaks grow

Paraguay is the first South American country to eradicate malaria. But neighbouring cases are mounting – and climate change threatens to spread the disease — One recent morning, the halls of Senepa – Paraguay’s National Malaria Eradication Service – echoed to the sounds of folk songs and a violin. The health minister handed out medals, …

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basketball gym now the hospital's leptospirosis ward

6 dead, 52 admitted in a week due to leptospirosis

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute has converted its covered basketball gym into a leptospirosis ward — (MANILA, Philippines) Six patients with leptospirosis, including a minor, have died this week at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City said the chairman of its Adult Nephrology Department Wednesday, June 27. Dr Luis Limchiu …

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After 18 years, polio back in Papua New Guinea – WHO

PNG has not had a case of the disease since 1996, and was certified as polio-free in 2000 along with the rest of the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific region — (SYDNEY, Australia) An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the government said, with the …

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