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Dengue
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co said on Tuesday that its experimental dengue vaccine appears to be safe and effective at preventing all four types of the mosquito-borne disease, meeting the main goal of the Japanese drugmaker’s late-stage clinical trial. The company said no significant safety concerns have emerged to date with vaccine called TAK-003. Takeda did not...
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The seven existing cemeteries in Puerto Vallarta are ready for the arrival of thousands of people who will come during the day’s of Día de Los Muertos to reunite with their loved ones, who year after year come to live and remember the adventures, feats, and even the mischief of those who have gone. The...
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The cases of dengue in Jalisco have doubled compared to last year. In the first week of October 2017 there were 568 infections, during the same period of 2018 there were 1,023 cases reported. The Secretary of State Health, Alfonso Petersen Farah, indicated that this season is the most complicated in terms of the risk...
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dengue puerto vallarta
More than a hundred new cases of dengue were reported to the health authorities in week 36 of the current year (September 3-9), of these, 95 of them of the classic type and 8 hemorrhagic type. Puerto Vallarta is the municipality that presents the most patients with dengue. So far this year there is an...
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From March to July of this year, cases of dengue grew almost 400%, going from 6 to 29, while in Zika nearly doubled, going from 14 to 27. The above statistics are according to information provided by the head of the Eighth Health Region of the Jalisco Health Secretariat based in Puerto Vallarta, Germán Acevedo...
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dengue vaccine
The World Health Organization says the first-ever dengue vaccine needs to be dealt with in “a much safer way,” meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease. In November, the dengue vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said people who had never been sickened by dengue before...
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zika
A single genetic change that occurred in 2013 may explain how Zika acquired the ability to attack fetal nerve cells, causing a severe birth defect in babies whose mothers were infected while pregnant, Chinese and U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. Scientists have posited many theories about why Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that had been linked...
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Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya
It is the rainy season, and in addition to the common diseases that occur due to humidity, cold and climate changes, there is also a growing possibility that cases of dengue, zika and chikungunya increase, since the mosquito transmitter of these diseases use water to reproduce, that which accumulates in containers at home, almost without...
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The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Officials on WHO’s Emergency Committee made clear the Zika still constitutes a global public health threat. They...
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Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak: How do people become infected with Zika? Zika is transmitted to people...
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zika olympics
The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it will fund a study to monitor U.S. athletes, coaches and members of the Olympic Committee staff for exposure to Zika virus while in Brazil, with the hope of gaining better understanding of how it persists in the body and the potential risks it poses. The study, announced...
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zika olympics
New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicenter of the epidemic. Controversy about the global gathering in August has grown as more about the disease becomes...
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ecuador aid
Ecuador’s ambassador in Mexico, Leonardo Arízaga, said Mexican rescuers have helped save 12 lives after the earthquake last Saturday in the nation, and it is estimated that the cost of reconstruction will of at least $3-billion dollars. At a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), he expressed appreciation to the people and...
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Dengue vaccine
The World Health Organization’s expert group on immunization said on Friday it recommended that countries consider introducing Sanofi’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in areas where prevalence of the virus was 50 percent or higher. Vaccination should be done between the ages of nine and 11, but efficacy improved as people got older, Jon Abramson, chairman of...
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zika
Top Zika investigators now believe that the birth defect microcephaly and the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome may be just the most obvious maladies caused by the mosquito-borne virus. Fueling that suspicion are recent discoveries of serious brain and spinal cord infections – including encephalitis, meningitis and myelitis – in people exposed to Zika. Evidence that Zika’s...
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