Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new picture of dengue's growing threat

Research published today in Nature Microbiology paints a startling new picture of where dengue, the world's fastest-growing mosquito-borne virus, will spread to put more than 6 billion people at risk toward the end of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Specialized mosquitoes may fight tropical disease

Scientists have made a promising advance for controlling dengue fever, a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites. They've rapidly replaced mosquitoes in the wild with skeeters that don't spread the dengue virus.

Medical research

Study: Animals and humans eat clay to rid toxins

(Medical Xpress) -- The phrase "eat dirt" takes on a whole new meaning when used by biologists, who have widely observed that humans, birds and mammals all engage in geophagy. A new Cornell study concludes that in humans, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Official says dengue outbreak in Pakistan among worst-ever

A top Pakistani health official says authorities are battling one of the worst-ever dengue fever outbreaks in the country, including the capital Islamabad as hospitals continued to receive scores of patients, putting strain ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bedside tests for syphilis and yaws tested in sub-Saharan Africa

In many countries where the bacterial infections syphilis and yaws are found, there is limited access to diagnostic testing. Now, researchers have tested the use of a point-of-care test for both syphilis and yaws, which allows ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says single yellow fever shot is enough

(AP)—The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn't necessary.

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