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Rural Cambodia Uses Guppy Fish To Fight Mosquito-Transmitted Dengue

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the backyards of rural Cambodia, a tiny weapon is being deployed to fight dengue fever, the world’s fastest...

Mosquitoes May Infect You With More Than One Disease In A Single Bite

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living

As if disease-carrying mosquitoes weren’t bad enough in the first place, scientists have found the pesky insects may be able to infect us with two v...

Florida Sees Second Local Dengue Case This Year | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living

By Laura Geggel A person in Florida has caught a locally transmitted case of dengue fever, news sources reported Wednesday. The case is the first in ...

India Launches "Terminator Train" to Battle Mosquitoes

AsiaToday | Posted 09.25.2016 | World

[I headed to Delhi Railway Station to meet the so-called 'terminator' train./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo, New Delhi correspondent,...

Clean up Drives Being Organized Across India

AsiaToday | Posted 09.20.2016 | World

[An elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh lies on a beach before its immersion in the sea after the Ganesh festival./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeo...

How Crowd-sourcing Technology Is Monitoring Zika And Other Health Conditions During The Olympics

Mark Smolinski | Posted 07.20.2016 | Technology
Mark Smolinski

This year, 500,000 foreign visitors will travel to Rio de Janeiro to watch their favorite athletes compete in the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. As antic...

Zika Virus: The Race To Develop A Vaccine

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Aiko Stevenson

But, according to the WHO, the Olympics will "not significantly alter" the spread of Zika as it will be held during the winter months when the mosquito responsible for spreading the virus is less active:

Hawaii Is Eyeing GMO Mosquitoes To Save Birds From Extinction

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green

HONOLULU -- A controversial proposal in Florida aims to keep the transmission of Zika, dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases at bay by releasing mi...

Vaccines: A Global Health Success Story That Keeps Us On Our Toes

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

During the last two centuries, vaccines have eradicated smallpox, reduced global child mortality rates, and prevented countless birth defects and lifelong disabilities, such as paralysis from polio.

Zika Virus Is 'Scarier Than Initially Thought' Says CDC Head

Anna Wilding | Posted 04.13.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

While Congress has all but ignored the White House administration's formal request for $1.9 billion in funding to control, prevent, and combat the Zika virus, the CDC and NHIAID have gone full speed ahead in its research to stop the virus.

The Zika Freaka Is Teaching Some Great Lessons About Risk Perception

David Ropeik | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Choices about risk based on emotion as much as cold hard reason are not automatically wrong/dumb/irrational. In fact, they usually help protect us. What's the harm in being careful?

The U.S. Makes One Big Change To Its Zika Virus Travel Warnings

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made one crucial update Friday to its travel warnings for the 37 countries and territories affecte...

Tackling Zika Requires Tackling Inequality

Douglas Haynes | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Douglas Haynes

Like dengue fever and chikungunya, Zika needs to be properly framed as a disease worsened by expanding cities and urban inequality. Over time, the unplanned growth of cities magnifies mosquito-borne threats, and the living conditions of urban poverty magnify them even more.

Climate Change This Week: More Hunger Games, Banks Bail on Coal, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stop Cutting Down My Home!!! When forests disappear, so do beautiful unique wildlif...

This Newspaper Repels Mosquitoes, Makes Us Want To Give Print Another Chance

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact

You may have heard that print is dead, but one South Asian newspaper is showing how it can make a newspaper thrive -- and save lives at the same time....

Lynne Peeples

Dengue Fever: Another Formidable World Cup Opponent | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

The United States and 31 other counties on Friday learn their opponents for the opening rounds of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next June and July...

Mosquitoes In CA Could Be Carrying This Dangerous Disease

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2013 | Los Angeles

(Recasts with more on insect's feeding habits; how it arrived in California still unknown) By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES,...

Four Preventable Diseases G8 Leaders Should Keep In Mind

Dr. Ciro de Quadros | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Ciro de Quadros

The 2012 G8 summit offers an important moment for global leaders to signal to the rest of the world that immunization and vaccine development programs are a top priority. They should not let this opportunity pass them by.

Coal Smoke and Planetary Fever: As the Climate Changes, a Deadly Disease Is on the Rise

Daphne Wysham | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

I recently returned to my childhood home in India for a final walk down memory lane. But in ways unexpected, it brought home to me how our planetary fever is inflicting a deadly fever on those least to blame for it.

Dengue in Iquitos Peru

Peter Gorman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Gorman

I've just gotten back from two months working in Iquitos, Peru and the surrounding jungle. There is an epidemic of dengue fever raging in the area

Don't Let Dengue Fever Take a Bite Out of Your Key West Vacation

Amber DeGrace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Amber DeGrace

Be wary of the mosquitoes but don't let them scare you off because you'll be missing out on a bounty full of beauty and many friendly island characters.

Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits South Americans | By JOHN ENDERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia -- While the world continues to be on alert for a potential swine flu pandemic, South Americans have been suffering for months fro...

Dengue Fever Spreading, Worsening In Latin America

Inter Press Service | Marcela Valente | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Apr 21 (Tierramérica) - The population's susceptibility to suffering more severe forms of dengue is worrying health experts, as the epi...