Dengue fever

Vials of flu vaccine. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

WASHINGTON (AP) — The same federal scientist who found forgotten vials of smallpox at a federal lab earlier this month also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and […]


Asian tiger mosquitoes. Courtesy: University of California, Riverside - Center for Invasive Species Research

San Gabriel Valley mosquitoes targeted

ARCADIA (CNS) – Pesticides targeting aggressive Asian tiger mosquitoes will be sprayed today in parts of Arcadia, South El Monte and an unincorporated area north of El Monte. The invasive species, distinctive for its black […]


A worker from the health ministry fumigates the backyard of a home where the man who lives there sits in his wheelchair in the neighborhood of Waspam in Managua, Nicaragua on July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Dengue epidemic looms for Central American region

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Central America is on track to have one of its worst years ever for the painful, sometimes fatal disease of dengue, prompting governments across the region to mobilize against the mosquito-borne […]



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