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Hawaii Records 15 Locally Acquired Dengue Cases, Works To Prevent Further Spread

News outlets report on 15 dengue cases recorded in a local outbreak in Hawaii. ABC News: YouTube Star’s Dengue Fever Infection in Hawaii Highlights Dangers of Tropical Disease “A pair of YouTube stars unintentionally became the face of an outbreak of a dangerous tropical disease after one of them was…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: repurposing ivermectin to fight malaria, LED lights against dengue fever, rapid diagnostics to slow antimicrobial resistance, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including results from a study that suggest ivermectin could be used in…

More Than 100 Dead Of Dengue Fever In Taiwan, As Nation Faces Worst Outbreak Ever

VOA News: Taiwan Grapples with Record Outbreak of Dengue Fever “Taiwanese officials are reporting their most severe outbreak of dengue fever ever. More than 100 people have died despite the efforts of a robust health care system, putting Taiwan on a level with poorer Asian countries that grapple every year…

Vietnam’s Number Of Dengue-Related Deaths Up 76.5% Over Same Period Last Year

Xinhua News: Vietnam’s dengue fever deaths surge 76.5 pct in 10 months “Since the beginning of this year, Vietnam has seen some 47,000 dengue fever patients, including 30 fatalities, compared with the respective figures of 23,400 and 17 in the same period last year, the country’s General Statistics Office has…

Health Systems In Asia Overwhelmed By Dengue Outbreaks

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dengue fever sweeps Asia, hospitals struggle to cope “…The Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam are among countries that have seen significant spikes in the mosquito-borne disease, while India’s capital New Delhi is in the grip of its worst dengue outbreak in almost 20 years. Hospitals…

Dengue Continues To Spread In Delhi; DW Examines Efforts To Develop Effective Vaccine

Associated Press: Indian capital struggles to control dengue fever outbreak “…[E]fforts to stop mosquitoes from spreading dengue fever in New Delhi have failed to keep the city from its biggest outbreak in almost two decades: more than 10,190 registered cases, including 32 deaths. Experts say it didn’t need to be…

Delhi Faces Worst Dengue Outbreak Since 1996 With More Than 10.5K Recorded Cases

Mail Today/India Today: Delhi battles worst dengue outbreak in 20 years, 10,252 cases reported “…After the first dengue outbreak was reported in Kolkata in 1963, Delhi had reported the highest number of dengue cases (10,252) in 1996. However, that mark has already been breached in October this year. The total…

Worst Dengue Outbreak In Years Stresses Delhi’s Public, Private Health Services

New York Times: Desperate Families in Delhi as Dengue Overwhelms Hospitals “…The dengue outbreak in Delhi appears to be the worst in years — as of Thursday, more than 9,000 registered cases and 30 deaths, the highest numbers since 2006. The stories [of those infected] have a depressing sameness, describing…

Dengue Kills Nearly 700 People In Brazil, Health Officials Say

Agence France-Presse: Nearly 700 killed by dengue in Brazil: health officials “Health officials in Brazil said a record 693 people have died so far this year after contracting dengue fever, the deadly mosquito-borne disease running rampant across Central and South America…” (10/6).