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From the beginning of the year through April 2017, Malaysian health authorities have reported 31,528 dengue fever cases, including 69 fatalities. Selangor is the state with the most cases with 16,710,...

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There is a rapid self-test for dengue fever being marketed in the Philippines that according to the manufacturer, you can get results in 20 minutes or less. The test is called the LABit DX Dengue NS1...

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While France has yet to report a Zika virus local transmission, the European country has reported almost 1,000 travel associated, or imported cases through Sep. 15 this year, according to Sante Publique...

The XXXI Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016, Brazil, will take place from 5 to 21 August 2016 and from 7 to 18 September 2016 respectively. Five additional cities will be hosting matches...

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There are a plethora of potential infectious diseases one could contract while traveling in Brazil; however, the risk differs depending on where in Brazil you are visiting. The 2016 Summer Olympics in...

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DDT or dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane is a pesticide that has saved incalculable amounts of lives since its use during World War II. In the opinion of this author, DDT is up there with vaccinations,...

In response to a request from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Trioplex Real-time...

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A new discovery from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry could open the door to one day treat or prevent diseases caused by West Nile virus and Dengue virus infections. The...

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Six new indigenous dengue fever cases were reported during the past week in Taiwan, bringing the country’s total for 2015 to 108. Of the 6 cases detected, five were confirmed in Nanzih District,...

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The Brazilian Health Ministry reported Tuesday the first locally acquired, or indigenous chikungunya cases in Oiapoque municipality in the northern region of Amapa, bordering French Guiana (which has...