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Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africa
The largest known outbreak of Marburg virus, which began in Angola in 2004, sickened over 250 people and had a 90 percent fatality rate. Two of the strains found in Sierra Leone bats were similar to the Angolan ones.
disease  Marburg  Ebola  WestAfrica  Publichealth  Science  research  biology  virus 
december 2018 by amaah
Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,
the mosquito principle: “The mosquito is ubiquitous,” she said. “You don’t need to travel to get the disease.”
mosquitos  publichealth  disease  health  brazil  virus  science  epidemic  zika 
january 2016 by amaah
Finding a cure for Ebola
donors value the life of someone in Britain twenty times more than the life of someone in Sierra Leone... So the reason we don’t have a vaccine against Ebola is that the likely victims of the disease are not wealthy enough to pay for the full cost of these medicines; and donors don’t invest enough in developing drugs and vaccines for relatively rare diseases like Ebola because the value they place on the lives of people in developing countries is too low.
ebola  morality  values  disease  economics  incentives  markets  capitalism  power  strategy  poverty  SierraLeone  development  africa  virus  publichealth  health 
october 2014 by amaah
Ebola The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections
Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections — NEJM
ebola  virus  disease  guinea  SierraLeone  liberia  africa  publichealth  distribution  science  health 
september 2014 by amaah
Experts Seek Ways to Fight Spread of Dengue Fever
The spread of dengue has been facilitated by greater population mobility, combined with urbanization. Both factors have helped the Aedes mosquito carry the virus further afield and infect greater numbers of people.
dengue  virus  disease  mosquitos  health  publichealth  policy  science 
september 2009 by amaah
Bzzz ... Swat! There Will Be Blood. And an Itch.
Mosquitoes, and West Nile Virus Fears, Flourish After Summer Rains
mosquitos  health  disease  virus  nuisance  westnile  USA  science  publichealth 
august 2009 by amaah
Delinquent Mortgages, Neglected Swimming Pools, and West Nile Virus, California
Adjustable rate mortgages and the downturn in the California housing market caused a 300% increase in notices of delinquency in Bakersfield, Kern County. This led to large numbers of neglected swimming pools, which were associated with a 276% increase in the number of human West Nile virus cases during the summer of 2007.
mosquitos  westnile  virus  disease  mortgage  trends  health  publichealth  research  USA  epidemic  science  strategy  prevention 
november 2008 by amaah
The War on Dengue Fever
Dengue is seldom seen in the United States or Europe, though it is the second-most common cause (after malaria) of feverish symptoms for Western tourists returning from developing countries. But it is important to the Army: American soldiers have contracted dengue as recently as the 1990s, on missions in Haiti and Somalia.
dengue  mosquitos  disease  publichealth  health  strategy  policy  research  malaria  virus  Thailand  USA 
november 2008 by amaah
Denial is no defence against West Nile
It turns out mosquitoes love a housing crisis. "Green pools" - swimming pools left stagnant and untended as a result of mortgage foreclosures - are one factor in the increase. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water and, for some species, the slimier the better. Not all mosquitoes carry West Nile. Canada has 74 species of mosquitoes and West Nile has been detected in 10 of them.
mosquitos  westnile  publichealth  Canada  health  virus  disease  prevention  strategy 
august 2008 by amaah
Utah to Use Sentinel Chickens as West Nile Protection
Utah started using chickens in 2004. "They have been a real good indicator for us," said the County Mosquito Abatement manager. "They normally show the virus two to four weeks earlier than humans." Chicken Bones and the Mosquito Principle!
chicken  mosquitos  disease  publichealth  health  policy  strategy  biology  prevention  westnile  virus  USA 
may 2008 by amaah
Mosquito virus arrives in Europe
The mosquito vectors (carriers) of this disease (Chikungunya ) have been in Italy for several years. All we know is that increased temperatures and humidity make the climate more tropical and favour the proliferation of mosquitoes," The virologist said th
mosquitos  virus  disease  distribution  propagation  publichealth  health  science  Italy  Europe 
september 2007 by amaah
Little-Known Virus Challenges a Far-Flung Health System
A little-known virus is causing a big fuss in Micronesia.The Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, produces an itchy rash, pinkeye, joint pain and fever. Since its discovery 60 years ago in an ill monkey in the Zika forest in Uganda, it has caused rare cases
mosquitos  disease  virus  publichealth  Micronesia  medicine  science  policy  USA 
august 2007 by amaah
Mosquitoes Have the Edge in Singapore’s Dengue War
Aedes aegypti, the most prolific transmitter of dengue, has become ideally suited to the rapidly growing tropical urban environment. Unlike malaria-transmitting mosquitoes that stick to rural areas and swampy waters, it prefers fresh, clean water. It bree
mosquitos  disease  adaptation  adaptability  publichealth  evolution  Asia  Malaysia  Vietnam  Thailand  policy  economics  globalization  strategy  resilience  infection  health  science  dengue  fever  virus  poverty  development  malaria  Singapore 
august 2007 by amaah
Uganda | A dreaded killer, quickly dealt with
ON JULY 7th a 29-year-old miner at the Kitaka gold mine in the Kamwenge district of western Uganda was admitted to hospital. He died on July 14th. Two weeks later Marburg virus was confirmed as the cause of his death.
Marburg  virus  publichealth  health  mining  Uganda  Africa  science  WHO 
august 2007 by amaah
A New Home for DDT
DDT’s spatial repellency, by keeping mosquitoes from making physical contact, reduces the likelihood that the insects will develop resistance. Even those mosquitoes already resistant to poisoning by DDT are repelled by it.
mosquitos  malaria  westnile  health  publichealth  science  research  virus  policy 
august 2007 by amaah
West Nile virus upturn traced to dry climate
California authorities tracking sharp rise in mosquito-borne West Nile virus cases have a surprising explanation: lack of rainfall. the current drought may be accelerating the disease because it is crowding birds into smaller watering holes where they are
mosquitos  disease  climate  publichealth  virus  WestNile  malaria  rain  propagation  diffusion  California  drought  environment  adaptation  evolution  science  research 
july 2007 by amaah
Michigan’s Summer Fishing Turns Less Carefree
Regulations to slow the spread of a virulent disease that has killed thousands of fish. The disease, called V.H.S., is caused by a virus that is not believed to be harmful to humans but brings about internal bleeding in fish. The affliction is still large
fish  agriculture  food  production  disease  virus  evolution  adaptation  health  publichealth  USA  language  VHS  management  policy  lake  Michigan  economics 
july 2007 by amaah
Dengue in South-East Asia - The prosperity bug
The Mosquito Principle again: "The dengue mosquito is one of globalisation's winners As the region has modernised, deaths from other infectious diseases, from malaria to measles, have fallen. But rising prosperity and globalisation have given a boost to A
mosquitos  disease  adaptation  adaptability  publichealth  evolution  Asia  Malaysia  Vietnam  Thailand  policy  economics  globalization  strategy  resilience  infection  health  science  dengue  fever  virus  poverty  development  malaria 
july 2007 by amaah
West Nile already in 26 counties in state
West Nile virus, unheard of in California before 2002, now has its own season: the sizzling summer months. West Nile is now endemic in California and there is no hope of eradicating it. Although the virus was found in a dead bird in Los Angeles in Januar
virus  WestNile  mosquitos  disease  publichealth  management  health  strategy  statistics 
july 2007 by amaah
West Nile Blues
Then it clicks. You observe pools of stagnant water in the foundation hole... You welcome the US to the fun of the Third World. Like they say: Mosquitos don't discriminate.
USA  Cambridge  WestNile  virus  Africa  culture  ghana  development  health  malaria  poverty  toli  mosquitos  life  construction  pollution  air  noise  nuisance 
june 2005 by amaah
Angola's town of fear and lonely death
At the bottom of the hill, a local man pointed out the hut. Inside was the body of a one-month old baby girl. She had died alone, and in great pain. The Marburg virus had already killed her mother; and the rest of the family had fled in fear.
Angola  Africa  Marburg  virus  disaster  disease  Publichealth  health  waste  loss  tragedy  sad  harrowing  medicine 
may 2005 by amaah
Slideshow - Angola Battles Deadly Marburg Virus
A slideshow of photos from the trenches of those trying ot battle the current outbreak of the Marburg virus
Marburg  Ebola  Angola  health  publichealth  policy  disaster  virus  outbreak  Africa  loss  waste  photos  Uganda  sad  medicine 
april 2005 by amaah
Dr. Matthew's Passion - When Ebola came to St Mary's
That same day, several hundred Acholi traditionalists took matters into their own hands in Gulu town. They tried to chase out the virus by shouting, running around with spears and beating on saucepans. They told Ugandan journalists they intended to exorci
Ebola  virus  Marburg  Congo  Uganda  war  poverty  development  health  doctors  tradition  modernity  culture  inspirational  religion  values  medicine 
april 2005 by amaah
Mosquitos, West Nile Virus and Malaria
I got a little pamphlet from the Cambridge Public Health Department, warning about West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.
USA  Africa  culture  ghana  development  health  malaria  poverty  toli  life  mosquitos  history  memoir  Cambridge  virus  WestNile 
october 2004 by amaah

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