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

The World Malaria Report 2012 – WHO – Funding Leveling off

December 20, 2012By cornerstarNews, Vector Borne Diseases

News release: 17 December 2012 | Monrovia, Liberia, Geneva During the past decade, a concerted effort by endemic countries, donors and global malaria partners led to strengthened malaria control around the world. The scale-up of malaria prevention and control interventions had the greatest impact in countries with high malaria transmission; 58% of the 1.1 million … Read More