Latest Dengue fever News

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

Nov. 14, 2019 1:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. With increasing diarrhea diseases, more dangerous heat waves, air pollution and increases in mosquito-borne...

Asian tiger mosquito found in Vermont

Oct. 3, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state officials say that the Asian tiger mosquito which can spread the Zika and dengue viruses has been found in Vermont. The state said Thursday that the mosquitoes identified do not currently carry these diseases. Natalie Kwit, public health veterinarian with the Vermont...

Official says dengue outbreak in Pakistan among worst-ever

Oct. 3, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A top Pakistani health official says authorities are battling one of the worst-ever dengue fever outbreaks in the country, including the capital Islamabad as hospitals continued to receive scores of patients, putting strain on emergency services. Rana Mohammad Safdar, at top official at...

Pakistan battles dengue epidemic, with 20 deaths so far

Sep. 24, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani health officials were battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the South Asian nation on Tuesday, a day after health officials confirmed over 10,000 cases and 20 deaths in recent months. More patients with symptoms of dengue fever were arriving at hospitals in all major cities,...

Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Sep. 20, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials on Friday confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades, and announced plans for a massive immunization program. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said authorities...

Central America's dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras

Sep. 20, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In a ward usually reserved for juvenile burn victims, children lay listlessly under mosquito nets next to worried parents. On a recent day, 9-year-old Carlos Benítez was headed home after enduring several days of intravenous fluids while doctors waited for his dengue fever...

Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 years

Sep. 19, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials declared a polio outbreak in the country on Thursday, nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said at a news conference...