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Brazil Battles Record Yellow Fever Outbreak

Brazil Battles Record Yellow Fever Outbreak

Brazil is battling a record yellow fever outbreak which threatens to spread to coastal metropolises. We discuss the emergency vaccination strategies that are being used by health officials to stem the outbreak, including fractional dosing.

Roman Holiday: Tropical Disease Transmitted in Italy

Roman Holiday: Tropical Disease Transmitted in Italy

Increased international travel and rising temperatures are expanding the geographical range of disease vectors. Locally transmitted chikungunya virus in Italy demonstrates the risks posed by the spread of disease vectors such as mosquitoes.

Zika Virus Vectors in the United States

A new report found that there has been a substantial increase in the number of US counties reporting the presence of mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika virus.