Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Yellow fever shots begin in Sudan's Darfur

Health workers in Sudan's Darfur region have begun vaccinating more than two million people against a rare yellow fever outbreak suspected of killing 124 since late September, medics said on Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First big dengue fever outbreak in Europe since 1920s, EU reports

Europe is experiencing its first sustained transmission of dengue fever since the 1920s after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in Madeira, Portugal that has infected more than 1,300 people, an EU agency said.

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Precautions against West Nile virus recommended

"Fight the bite!" was the advice Vice President for Administration Kevin Kirby gave to Rice students, faculty and staff in an email Wednesday about precautions against the West Nile virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Precautions against West Nile virus recommended

"Fight the bite!" was the advice Vice President for Administration Kevin Kirby gave to Rice students, faculty and staff in an email Wednesday about precautions against the West Nile virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Texas outbreak of West Nile virus prompts aerial spraying

Aircraft have begun spraying pesticide over parts of Dallas, Texas to combat an outbreak of mosquito-borne West Nile Virus blamed for 17 deaths this year, authorities said Friday.

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West Nile virus on the rise in US: CDC

(HealthDay) -- With 241 cases of West Nile virus and four related deaths reported so far this year, the United States is experiencing the biggest spike in the mosquito-borne illness since 2004, health officials report.

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West Nile Virus detected on New York's Staten Island

The West Nile Virus has been detected in New York City, officials said Tuesday as they urged residents to take precautions against the mosquito-borne disease.

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