By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in the state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil is reporting a 147 percent increase in chikungunya cases so far in 2021. The state confirmed 473 infections...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging people to protect themselves and their loved ones against mosquito borne diseases, particularly during the COVID-19...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Paraná State Department of Health (Sesa) warned today of the increase in cases of chikungunya, a disease also transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, as well...

Vaccine company, Valneva, announced that it has completed recruitment for the pivotal Phase 3 trial, VLA1553-301, of its single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate, VLA1553. The sponsor of the first chikungunya...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the arbovirus situation in Peru, the Peruvian Ministry of Health’s Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control issued a public health alert for...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Taiwan’s Department of Disease Control (CDC) announced the first confirmed, imported case of chikungunya of 2021. The patient is a Indonesian male in his 20s. He came...

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In this podcast, I briefly go over 20 mosquito-borne diseases. In this not all inclusive list, I discuss a range of diseases to include malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and more of the most common diseases,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The State Department of Health (SES) in Minas Gerais, Brazil reported 58,126 confirmed dengue fever cases (84,529 probable cases- confirmed and suspected) in 2020, a significant...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Officials in the Kenge health zone, Kwango province in southwest Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are reporting  227 suspected Chikungunya cases in recent weeks. Health...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Chad in north-central Africa, health officials report the chikungunya epidemic is in sharp decline with a daily average of 10 cases...