Dengue Fever Reappears in Japan


Japanese health officials in Saitama, a region to the north of the capital city of Tokyo, have reported that a teenaged girl in the area contracted the disease Dengue fever. The young woman is currently in stable condition. This viral infection can cause a variety of symptoms such as skin rashes, cramping, as well as fever and is borne by two species of mosquitoes found in tropical regions. In rare instances this can become fatal, as the virus can cause dangerously low blood pressure. Symptoms … [Read more...]

Chikungunya Fever Symptoms and Cases Found

Chikungunya virus

The tiny island of two nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten, shared by France and the Netherlands for over 350 years, is facing an outbreak of Chikungunya fever; a painful, tropical, mosquito borne virus. According to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), locally-acquired cases of Chikungunya were detected in the Caribbean. On Dec. 17, the Agency reported notification of 10 confirmed cases and an additional four probable cases of the Chikungunya virus infection on the French side of St. … [Read more...]