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It's already a record-breaking year for dengue in the Americas, setting a new high for cases of the virus.
sciencenews.org There have been more dengue cases in the Americas this year than ever before, according to the Pan American Health Organization.
After misusing typhoid antibiotics for years, drug resistant strains of the disease are becoming much more common worldwide.
passporthealthusa.com After strains of antibiotic resistant typhoid spread in Pakistan and India years ago, the disease has only reached more places. By relying too much on the drugs to fight typhoid, many other countries…
A sanitizing error left over 1,000 patients in an Indiana hospital exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
livescience.com Over 1,000 patients at an Indiana hospital may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C after an error in a sanitizing procedure, according to recent news reports.
In early studies, a drug for HIV has been able to fight the effects of the Zika virus.
passporthealthusa.com Still looking for any new method to fight Zika, researchers may have found a breakthrough with an HIV drug. In early studies, rilpivirne has shown the ability to slow down the deadly effects of Zika…
With help from the HIV virus, doctors were able to cure a 'bubble boy' disease.
yahoo.com Doctors at St. Jude accepted an award from the Smithsonian this week for finding a potential cure for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), or "bubble boy" disease.
How can a measles infection make the human body forget how to fight other diseases?
passporthealthusa.com For years, we've known about both the many dangers of measles. The virus can be deadly shortly after the infection starts, also leading to life-threatening problems later in life. One new long-term…
Almost 50 Colorado schools have closed their doors for the week due to a virus outbreak.
forbes.com When the virus may be norovirus, you can’t just ignore-a-virus.
Scientists will try to sterilize mosquitoes in a new technique to slow down the spread of diseases.
passporthealthusa.com Still without a vaccine for many mosquito-borne diseases, scientists are trying a new method to slow the viruses: sterilizing mosquitoes. Sterile Insect Technique has already been used for decades on…
In their first month ever offering tourist visas, Saudi Arabia received almost 80,000 visa applications.
passporthealthusa.com Saudi Arabia announced this year that they would start allowing tourist visas to foreign travelers. Visitors from 50 countries can now visit the Middle Eastern country without religious or business…
As poorer countries get wealthier and closer to middle-income, their citizens get less of the essential vaccines.
npr.org Childhood vaccines are often subsidized in the poorest countries. But not for those moving up the wealth ladder.
Ebola is still considered an emergency in the DRC, but lower weekly cases and a vaccine close to approval has created hope to end the outbreak.
passporthealthusa.com The DRC's Ebola virus outbreak has lasted for months, but the number of weekly cases have finally started to drop. But despite some success, the Ebola outbreak is still an emergency in the DRC.…
The risk of EEE hasn't gone away with the arrival of cold weather, as a sixth person in Michigan has died from the virus.
yahoo.com Michigan Farmer Dies from Mosquito-Borne EEE Virus
After three people were recently diagnosed with the plague in China, many are now worried about further cases or a possible outbreak.
passporthealthusa.com Multiple confirmed cases of the plague in China have many scared about more cases of the virus. Two people were diagnosed with pneumonic plague recently, while a third Mongolian man was confirmed…
Over 700 people in Samoa have been infected with measles, causing officials to declare a state of emergency.
nytimes.com “This is very much out of control,” a vaccine expert said, as the Pacific island country barred children from public gatherings and declared mandatory immunizations.
Two patients in China were confirmed to have the most dangerous form of the plague.
npr.org Authorities have censored Chinese-language news of the hospitalization of a couple who traveled from Mongolia to Beijing for treatment, perhaps to tamp down fears.
When sick with the flu or a cold, why do many employees work from home or even come into the office?
passporthealthusa.com Many employees around the world don't have a choice when they get sick. Workers will fight through a cold or flu to get into the office or even work from home. But, should those be the options for…
After an epidemic that's lasted for nearly a decade, Haiti has now gone 9 months without a new cholera case.
news.un.org Although Haiti is in the “homestretch” of defeating a cholera outbreak first declared nine years ago, the battle is far from over before the country is free of the deadly disease.
After only 66 cases at this point last year, New Jersey has already confirmed over 500 cases of hepatitis A in 2019.
passporthealthusa.com Much like other parts of the United States, New Jersey is seeing a dangerous number of hepatitis A cases. The state has already confirmed over 500 cases of hepatitis A this year, a significant…
Scientists may have found another tool to help fight skin cancer with HPV.
medicalnewstoday.com A recent study investigating the role of papillomaviruses in skin cancer produces surprising results. These viruses may, in fact, protect against cancer.
The flu season is off to a quick and alarming start in Louisiana and Puerto Rico.
passporthealthusa.com The flu season usually takes a few months before regions start seeing dangerous numbers, but Louisiana and Puerto Rico are seeing high numbers early. The CDC confirms over 600 cases of the flu and…
An experimental tuberculosis vaccine has shown improvement, possibly preventing millions of new cases.
nytimes.com There are 10 million new cases each year of tuberculosis, now the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. Even a partly effective vaccine could help turn the tide.
After years of outbreaks and research, we finally have the first approved Ebola vaccine.
statnews.com The European Commission granted marketing authorization to Merck’s vaccine, giving the world for the first time an approved vaccine against Ebola.
Researchers found the first new strain of HIV in nearly 20 years.
scientificamerican.com The surveillance of viral changes persists to keep the blood supply safe
Burundi's malaria outbreak has already caused over 7 million cases of malaria and nearly 3,000 deaths.
passporthealthusa.com The year may not be over yet, but Burundi has already dealt with an alarming number of malaria cases and deaths. An outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus has caused over 7 million infections…
A new dengue vaccine shows promise, but still has to clear a few hurdles before it can be widely used.
statnews.com A key hurdle Takeda must clear is to demonstrate that its own vaccine is not hindered by an issue that has clouded Sanofi’s Dengvaxia vaccine.
Seasonal diseases go beyond the flu. Which other illnesses come and go depending on the time of the year?
passporthealthusa.com Many people plan for the flu season, getting a flu shot and practicing better hygiene to stay virus-free during those months. But, like the flu, many diseases pose a much higher risk depending on…
Preventing negative experiences as a child could help reduce the risk of chronic disease as an adult.
npr.org What happens to you in childhood can affect your health for a lifetime. New data show a link between childhood trauma and disease later in life. Prevention is critical, public health experts say.
What makes your arm so sore after receiving a flu shot?
mentalfloss.com If you’ve ever received a flu shot, you may have noticed that your upper arm is sore for a day or two afterward. Here’s why.
He may not credit for the discovery, but which doctor started off Ebola virus research over 40 years ago?
npr.org Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe first confronted a mysterious, bloody disease in 1976. But credit for the discovery went to Belgian researchers.
Do movies get it right when depicting disease outbreaks and epidemics?
Brian Amman, ecologist for the Centers for Disease Control, takes a look at disastrous pandemics from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks dow...
After peaking at the height of tourist season, Spain declares an end the country's worst listeria outbreak.
passporthealthusa.com As many travelers trekked to Spain for the great weather, sites and food, the country was trying to slow an ongoing health risk. A listeria outbreak in Spain caused over 200 confirmed cases, 3 deaths…
Experts will soon try using a second Ebola vaccine to fight the DRC's ongoing outbreak.
statnews.com The company developing the experimental product, Johnson & Johnson, said it is donating enough of the product to vaccinate up to 500,000 people.
How does the flu season change between different cities and towns?
passporthealthusa.com Big city or small town, across the country people are trying to avoid getting sick during the flu season. But, that doesn't mean the virus spreads the same way in urban and rural areas. Large and…
We are one day away from Halloween, but what are the most terrifying places in the world that you can visit year round?
cntraveler.com From hell-themed amusement parks to islands covered with snakes, these are some of the scariest spots in the world—visit them if you dare.
A new discovery from scientists have reignited hopes for a universal vaccine to prevent the flu.
weather.com Scientists are one step closer to a one-size-fits-all flu vaccine.
Doctors were able to use a drug to fight smallpox for the first time after a lab tech in San Diego accidentally injected herself with a similar virus.
livescience.com The infection caused the tip of the woman's finger to swell and turn black.
Which items can help office workers stay healthy and flu free in the coming months?
passporthealthusa.com During the flu season, there are few places that create a higher risk for the virus than the office. Luckily, office workers have some tools that they can use to fight off the virus while at work.…
Because many infected people skip out on treatments, the rise in tuberculosis cases me be a fixable problem.
statnews.com Daily texts to people with tuberculosis asking them to verify they have taken their medications increases the number who complete their treatment.
Why did Japan import dangerous illnesses like Ebola, Lassa fever and Marburg virus for the 2020 Olympics?
passporthealthusa.com With less than a year until the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan has imported Ebola and other similar viruses for preparation. Officials are looking to research Ebola virus, Lassa fever and Marburg…
Achieving one more milestone against the virus, the world has eradicated the second of 3 polio types.
bbc.com The last case of a key form of polio was seen four years ago - but another is still circulating.
Many people avoid getting the flu shot out of worries that it will give them the virus, but some details in the vaccine remove those risks.
passporthealthusa.com Even in the midst of a new flu season, many worry that receiving the flu shot could get them sick with the virus. But, there is actually no chance that the flu vaccine can give a person the virus.…
Doctors advise higher-risk groups like pregnant women and the elderly to get the flu shot now before the season kicks into high gear.
npr.org Pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease are particularly vulnerable to flu complications yet lag the elderly in getting vaccinated.
Cancer, heart disease and diabetes are among the non-communicable diseases rising at a dangerous rate in Africa.
passporthealthusa.com Diseases like malaria, HIV and cholera remain a deadly risk throughout Africa. But, in the last two decades, non-communicable diseases have also risen across the continent. Diseases like diabetes,…
A group of common viruses may be the key behind the polio-like illness that's currently affecting many children.
nytimes.com In one study, nearly 70 percent of children with the disease had antibodies to common enteroviruses that usually produce mild effects but can sometimes cause neurological problems.
We now have the first video of genetically-modified mosquitoes made to stop the spread of malaria.
npr.org NPR was the only news organization allowed into the lab to witness the moment the releases began this year. The goal is to create a powerful new weapon in the fight against malaria.
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