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Chikungunya

Molecular And Phylogenetic Analysis Of Chikungunya Virus In India

CHIKV belongs to genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae and is transmitted through the bite of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes. Chikungunya symptoms appear after 2-4 days of mosquito bite, with abrupt onset of fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include rashes, myalgia, nausea and headache. In some cases, neurological, ocular and gastrointestinal manifestations have…

Outbreak Of Bertha Armyworm, Mamestra Configurata In North America

Outbreak Of Bertha Armyworm, Mamestra Configurata In North America

Depending on the connectivity of populations; and hence the ability of organisms to move between them; gene flow may be inhibiting leading to localizing adaptations or uninhibiting which would increase gene flow and dilute local adaptions. This is of particular concern in agricultural environments where pest species are often under strong selective pressure due to…

Systematic Analysis Ebola outbreak in Africa

Systematic Analysis Ebola outbreak in Africa

Ebola Virus Disease has persisted as a rare; and deadly illness that has causing socioeconomic disruptions worldwide; due to a fatality rate ranging from 25% to 90% in previous outbreaks; But outbreaks like these are commonly reporting as descriptive observational studies which include case reports; surveillance, and cross-sectional studies to evaluate infection control interventions. A…

Ebola In Uganda A New And Different Outbreak

Ebola In Uganda A New And Different Outbreak

The militia groups are very likely involved in these attacks, but locals too may be involved, motivated by suspicion and fear. This happened at the height of the West African outbreak in uganda, when villagers attacked a group of health professionals trying to teach Ebola prevention techniques in rural Guinea, killing eight. The ongoing outbreak…

Outbreak Of Measles In Northern Netherlands

Outbreak Of Measles In Northern Netherlands

As measles is a highly contagious infectious disease causing by the measles virus; the dealing with a measles outbreak in a devout Protestant fishing village where vaccination rates are among the lowest in the country; 9 children and 1 adult have been diagnosing with the disease in the village of Urk; part of the so called “Bible…

Outbreak Of Encephalitis Rises Death In India

Outbreak Of Encephalitis Rises Death In India

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain; the severity is variable.Symptoms that including such as headache, fever, confusion, a stiff neck, and vomiting; But the complications may include seizures, hallucinations, trouble speaking, memory problems, and problems with hearing. But a senior health department official in Bihar, Sanjay Kumar; said the epidemic is showing signs of slowing…

Acute Viral Haemorrhagic Disease Transmitted By Infected Mosquitoes

Acute Viral Haemorrhagic Disease Transmitted By Infected Mosquitoes

Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The “yellow” in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients; The ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Angola has global public health officials closely monitoring the situation. But Currently, all regions in Angola should be considering as areas at high…

New York Bans Religious Vaccination Exemptions On Measles Outbreak

New York Bans Religious Vaccination Exemptions On Measles Outbreak

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease; It remains an important cause of death among young children globally; despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine; Where New York bans religious vaccination exemptions on measels vaccination. Confronting with both serious measles outbreaks and a growing anti-vaccine movement; New York lawmakers to ban religious exemptions…

Measles Outbreak And The Peril Of Anti Vax Misinformation

Measles Outbreak And The Peril Of Anti Vax Misinformation

The measles outbreak and the peril of anti vax misinformation; The disease is occurring in clusters of unvaccinated people who, for religious, personal, or medical reasons, have refused to be vaccinated or to have their children vaccination.Though global measles deaths are down significantly from more than half a million in 2000, the disease still killed…

Activation Of Emergency Operations At CDC Headquarters

Activation Of Emergency Operations At CDC Headquarters

The DRC outbreak is the second largest outbreak of Ebola ever recording and the largest outbreak in DRC’s history. Activating the Emergency Operations Center at CDC headquarters to provide enhanced operational support to our expanding Ebola response team deployed in DRC. But the risk of global spread of Ebola remains low. Activation of the CDC…

Ebola Spreading Between People And Across Borders

Ebola Spreading Between People And Across Borders

Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses; which includes close contact with their infected blood, secretion and organs. Which includes monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas, bush pigs, forest antelopes, chevrotains, civets and bats. The exposure takes place during unprotecting hunting and processing of infected wild animals for meat consumption; if once the Ebola virus is…

World Health Organization emergency panel meets on Ebola

World Health Organization Emergency Panel Meets On Ebola

The World Health Organization emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths; this including the H1N1, or swine flu, pandemic of 2009, the spread of poliovirus in 2014; the Ebola epidemic that devastating parts of West Africa from 2014 to 2016 and the surge of the Zika virus in 2016. The current Ebola crisis, which…