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Serious global threat emerging in resistant malaria

A dangerous strain of malaria is spreading across Asia, and experts are calling on international health organizations to take appropriate action.

According to experts who identified the strain in Myanmar, the form of malaria spreading is resistant to artemisinin, the primary drug used in malaria cases. 459 more words

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Show You Know: Some Amazing Encephalitis Stats

Sharks attack roughly 75 people worldwide a year, killing an average of 5. In the U.S., out of 1,300 tornadoes per year, about 60 people die. 340 more words

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Is Chikungunya the next disease that will absolutely kill you?

In recent years, the United States has been thrown into panic over diseases allegedly on the verge of sweeping the country and ravaging the population. Ebola is only a recent example. 585 more words

Chikungunya Update: Still active in the warmer climates

We hope everyone had a great holiday season! We sure did! This is the first full week back to school and work for most of us. 604 more words

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Improved treatment for yellow fever coming soon

New treatment options may soon exist for people with yellow fever, a mosquito-borne illness that claims the lives of 30,000 people annually. A research team headed up by Ilhem Messaoudi, associate professor of biomedical sciences at UC-Riverside’s School of Medicine, feels they may have identified a way to predict which cases of the disease will turn potentially deadly. 495 more words

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Vaccinating Mosquitoes?

A team of researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, may have found a way to vaccinate mosquitoes for Dengue Fever and Malaria.

The Dengue virus and Malaria parasite enter into a mosquito once they have fed on an infected host. 356 more words

First Locally-Acquired Case Of Chikungunya Fever For Broward County

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Health officials in Broward County have issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory after the first locally acquired case of Chikungunya Fever was documented in the county. 355 more words

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