News Archives: 2010

2010


12.21

Dengue Outbreak Sweeps Across Venezuela

As the rain continues to fall the number of Dengue cases in Venezuela skyrocket. This year, Venezuela has had 114,855 cases of Dengue, the highest in the 21 years!  The epidemic surpassed lasted year’s 53,462 cases by more than double, according to the Epidemiological Alert of the Network of Scientific Medical Societies. Over 60% of the cases are localized in.... Read Full Article >

2010


12.03

STD Trends in the USA

The 2009 STD surveillance data has been published by the CDC.  There has been positive progress in several areas including: The lowest national Gonorrhea rate ever The increase in Chlamydia screening The fact that the national rate for Syphilis has not increased among women for the first time in 5 years! There are still several things that need to be.... Read Full Article >

2010


10.22

Malaria causes 200,000+ Deaths in India each Year

Beginning in 2001 researchers started examining the cause of death 122,000 people in India.  By the end of their research in 2003 they discovered that 3.6% of deaths were probably caused by Malaria.  Extrapolating this to the greater population of India researchers can estimate that 125,000-277,000 people die of Malaria each year in India.  The researchers’ best estimates hover around.... Read Full Article >

2010


10.05

60% increase in Dengue Cases

In Johor Baru, Malaysia just outside of Singapore the number of cases of dengue since last year has increased more than 60%, including 10 recorded deaths.  Last year there were only three deaths, and it’s only October. The Johor Health Department said that the number of registered cases has increased from 1,936 to 3,157 during the same time last year. .... Read Full Article >

2010


09.21

CDC Malaria Update

The CDC announced that they have updated their Malaria information on their website. The information includes areas where malaria is prevalent, the type of malaria, if the types of malaria are drug resistant,  and the recommended chemoprophylaxis. The report covers all parts of the world.  For more information click here

2010


08.23

Over 31,000 Dengue Cases in Malaysia this year

As the rainy season comes into full swing the effects of dengue fever are starting to create major health concerns in Malaysia and surrounding countries.  With over 31,000 reported cases of Dengue this year and 100 deaths the numbers are quickly surpassing last year’s with four months still remaining. With over a 45% increase increase in deaths since last year.... Read Full Article >

2010


08.18

Brazil’s Dengue Outbreaks on the Rise

With already 1760 confirmed dengue cases this year Brazil is worrying about the dramatic increase in cases compared to last year which only had 8 cases. Rodolfo Poliseli, head of the 11th Regional Health Campo Mourao, said that there are several new contributing factors to this increase.  The mosquitoes have adapted to new situations like colder weather, and residents are.... Read Full Article >