Dengue spreading fast, says WHO

January 29, 2013By cornerstarNews

Dengue is the world’s fastest-spreading tropical disease and represents a “pandemic threat,” infecting an estimated 50 million people across all continents, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. Report by Reuters Transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes, the disease is occurring more widely due to increased movement of people and goods — including … Read More

Major dengue fever outbreak in Europe

November 21, 2012By cornerstarNews

AFP 21/11/2012 STOCKHOLM — Europe is experiencing its first sustained transmission of dengue fever since the 1920s after an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in Madeira, Portugal, that has infected more than 1,300 people, an EU agency said. The Portuguese health ministry reported 1,357 cases as of November 11, 669 of which were laboratory confirmed … Read More