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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Brote de dengue en Rosario: 66 casos confirmados

There has been an outbreak of 66 confirmed cases of dengue in a district to the south of Rosario in Argentina’s Santa Fe region. In the neighbouring province of Formosa there are some confirmed cases and around 460 suspected cases

April 14, 2017
Esperanza Dia X Dia
April 12, 2017
El Litoral
April 14, 2017
LT10, Aire de Santa Fe

Paraguay reports 116 confirmed cases of dengue

Paraguayan Health Department said it is seeing 500 cases of infectious diseases linked to the Aedes aegypti mosquito per week. It confirmed 116 cases of dengue and 288 probable, 4 cases of chikungunya and 2 cases of probable Zika. There are also cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome and flu

April 12, 2017
ABC Paraguay
April 11, 2017
ADN Paraguayo, Radio 1000.com, Hoy.com

La Nouvelle-Calédonie fait face à une importante épidémie de dengue

Six people have died of dengue fever in New Caledonia since the start of the year. Since September 1st last year, there have been 2,293 cases of dengue recorded, with over 1,000 in March

April 5, 2017
Yahoo France

Número de casos de febre chikungunya no Ceará dobra em uma semana

According to a Brazilian Ministry of Health report the state of Ceara has the highest incidence of Chikungunya disease in the country, with 4,735 probable cases up to March 13th. This is worrying authorities as in 2016 there were only 912 cases of chikungunya throughout the whole year

April 4, 2017
Globo.com, Diario do Nordeste

Piura lidera en la incidencia de dengue a nivel nacional con 1,501 casos en la región

MINSA said there are 6,362 cases of dengue at a national level and Piura accounts for the greatest number due to the recent intense rains and floods. Up till March of this year the region recorded 1,501 cases of dengue – made up of at least 600 confirmed and 1,257 probable cases, with one death. Dengue case numbers are said to have tripled in the past fortnight

April 4, 2017
El Tiempo, Peru21, RPP Noticias, Diario Correo
April 5, 2017
El Comercio

Zika é mais agressivo em transplantados, diz estudo brasileiro

A Brazilian study has found that Zika is more aggressive in patients who have had organ transplants

March 15, 2017
UOL Noticias
March 18, 2017
Folha de Sao Paulo
March 15, 2017

Communicable diseases

Can Synbio Cure Malaria? – Fireside Chat with Oxitec’s CEO Hadyn Parry

Oxitec’s technology hinges on engineering male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit Zika and Dengue, with a ‘self-limiting’ gene causing their offspring to die. Using this approach, the biotech has been able to reduce mosquito populations of the Aedes aegypti species by over 90% by releasing Oxitec’s Friendly Aedes mosquito in field trials in Brazil, the Cayman Islands, and Panama. A massive shift, compared to the 35% reduction that can be achieved using conventional insecticides. Additionally, all of Oxitec’s mosquitoes are equipped with a fluorescent marker that allows to monitor the insects with an app

June 21, 2017

More U.S. counties are finding mosquitoes that can spread Zika

With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many states, a new report shows a significant increase in U.S. counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses. Two types of mosquitoes are the primary transmitters of Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. Based on updated data collected through 2016, research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 38 additional counties — primarily in Texas but as far north as Illinois — documented the presence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, Zika`s main vector. That`s an increase of 21 percent compared with an earlier 2016 survey

June 20, 2017
Washington Post, Miami Herald, USA Today, Newsweek

Liberação de mosquitos transgênicos contra dengue e zika avança no país

After the success in Piracicaba (São Paulo) with its transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, Oxitec is likely to release them to fly higher and further, perhaps even in other Brazilian states. Some of the potential cities that could receive the modified mosquito include Juiz de Fora (Minas Gerais) and Búzios (Río Janeiro)

June 9, 2017

Aedes consegue transmitir zika, dengue e chikungunya na mesma picada, diz estudo

The Aedes aegypti mosquito can transmit Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya in the same bite, a new study by Colorado State University researchers indicates. The results were published in Nature Communications and researchers say they shed some light on how multiple viruses occur. They say the mechanism is still not fully understood and there needs to be further research work in this field

May 20, 2017
Gazetta Web, Diario do Nordeste, Bhaz.com