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Yellow Fever

One of the biggest vaccination drives ever is underway to beat yellow fever

The Conversation Africa | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Jacqueline Weyer, University of Pretoria A yellow fever outbreak in parts of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to more than 4...

Angola, DRC Launch Massive Vaccine Campaign To Curb Yellow Fever Outbreak

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.16.2016 | Impact

KINSHASA, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola began one of the biggest ever emergency vaccination campaigns in Africa this week...

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Southern Africa: A Troubling Trend

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Neha Anand While the U.S. is fighting the spread of the Zika virus in America, Angola and neighboring countries in South...

Stop AIDS, Stop Zika, Stop Them All

Jonathan D. Quick | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Jonathan D. Quick

Struck with a prolonged and worsening illness, Faith, a 37-year-old Nairobi woman raising her two children, sought help from local clinics. She came a...

Why Yellow Fever Vaccine Producers Are Struggling to Meet Demands

ResearchGate | Posted 04.27.2016 | Science
ResearchGate

The outbreak in Angola started in the capital city Luanda in December, and although the number of cases seem to be going down in Luanda, the outbreak has spread to 16 out of Angola's 18 provinces.

WHO Issues Yellow Fever Warning As Deadly Outbreak Grows

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Amid rising concern over a deadly outbreak of yellow fever spreading from Angola, the World Health Organization on Tuesday urged travelers to the Afri...

Why You Need To Pay Attention To Angola's Yellow Fever Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

The world may be fixated on Zika virus, but in Angola, there's a more pressing infectious disease spread by mosquitos to worry about. A yellow fever ...

The Fight Against Yellow Fever Must Go On

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

As health systems around the world get stronger and more vaccines are available to more communities, it can be easy to grow complacent and forget that this absence of disease is the result of ongoing efforts that must be sustained.

Chikungunya: Stemming the Blood-Sucking Tide

Diana Fasanella | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

Why would I make snarky comments about a mosquito-borne virus that's sneaking into Florida from the Caribbean and freaking out health officials like it's the Bubonic plague?

Here's What 'Yellow Fever' Really Means

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women

"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian." If you've ever come across this charming come-on, you've probably been exposed to the social phenomenon known as...

How To Know If A Guy Suffers From 'Yellow Fever'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.20.2013 | Women

Wondering if a man you know fetishizes Asian women? Brooklyn-based illustrator Donna Choi has a handy guide for you. Choi created her 8-piece serie...

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,...

Destination: Dogon Country, Mali, West Africa

Teri Johnson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Black Voices
Teri Johnson

After my visit in Niogono, I arrived in the Dogon village of Sangha. Upon my arrival, I learned the traditional way that people greet each time pass they pass one another. The eldest begins the greeting.

Impulse Travel Booking - Destination: Mali, West Africa

Teri Johnson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Travel
Teri Johnson

My love affair with travel, language and adventure began when I was twelve on a six-city, 10-day trip around Mexico with my Spanish class. Nearly two...

Tainted Meat Exposes US Consumers to HIV-like Virus

theGrio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
theGrio

Primate parts smuggled inside cases of fish. Suitcases stuffed with dried duiker antelope that's later sold door to door. These are the hallmarks of the unregulated, underground bushmeat trade in America.