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Peru’s dengue deaths triple as climate change swells mosquito population

Lima, Peru Reuters Deaths caused by the mosquito-born dengue disease have more than tripled in Peru so far this year, according to data from the South American nation’s government, which is redoubling efforts to contain an epidemic that has hit poor areas the hardest. The government of President Dina Boluarte this week said it had […]

Argentina faces rising dengue epidemic risk as mosquitoes hatch early

Buenos Aires Reuters Mosquitoes are hatching earlier in Argentina and reaching cooler regions than before, as rising temperatures drive the country’s worst outbreak of dengue fever and raise the risk of more regular epidemics of the insect-borne virus, scientists said. So far in the 2023/24 season, the South American nation has recorded 232,996 cases of […]

Dengue outbreak in Argentina on track to break records

Buenos Aires/Salta, Argentina Reuters A major outbreak in Argentina of dengue, a mosquito-borne illness that can be fatal, is on track to smash previous records, reflecting wider worry around South America where warmer and wetter weather has led to a surge in cases. Over 120,000 cases have been recorded so far in Argentina in the […]

Dengue outbreaks on rise in Brazil as vaccine rollout lags

Sao Paulo, Brazil Reuters Drones fly high above Sao Paulo in search of mosquito-ridden puddles in an effort to tackle the spike in dengue cases around Brazil, as experts say current vaccine supplies will not be enough to fully curb infections any time soon. Cases of the mosquito-borne illness have surged during Brazil’s hot, rainy […]

Dengue spreads fast in Brazil prompting emergency health measures

Brasilia, Brazil Reuters Dengue fever has surged in Brazil’s hot rainy season, forcing health authorities to take emergency measures and start mass vaccination against the mosquito-borne illness. In the first five weeks of this year 364,855 cases of infection have been reported, the Health Ministry said, four times more than dengue cases in the same […]

Rising temperatures, longer monsoon drive Bangladesh’s worst dengue outbreak

Dengue infected people are hospitalised for treatment at Mugda Medical College and Hospital, as the yearly death toll from the disease has surpassed the previous record in the country, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 5th September, 2023

Dhaka, BangladeshReuters Rising temperatures and a longer monsoon in Bangladesh because of climate change are providing ideal breeding conditions for the dengue-spreading mosquito, experts said, as the country grapples with its worst-ever outbreak of the viral disease. The death toll from Bangladesh’s outbreak in 2023 is 1,476 as of 12th November, with 291,832 infected, official […]

Bangladesh fears record high death toll from dengue outbreak

A nurse provides treatment to a dengue-infected patient at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26th July, 2023.

Dhaka, BangladeshReuters Dengue is spreading rapidly through densely populated Bangladesh this rainy season, raising fears that the mosquito-borne disease could result in a record number of deaths and infections for the second consecutive year. A nurse provides treatment to a dengue-infected patient at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26th […]

WHO warns of dengue risk as global warming pushes cases near historic highs

A boy covers his face from smoke as a health worker fumigates against mosquitoes in a residential area, as Sri Lanka tries to curb dengue fever across the island in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 12th July, 2023.

Geneva, SwitzerlandReuters The World Health Organization has warned that cases of dengue fever could reach close to record highs this year, partly due to global warming benefiting mosquitoes that spread it.  Dengue rates are rising globally, with reported cases since 2000 up eight-fold to 4.2 million in 2022, WHO said.  A boy covers his face […]