Yellow Fever is resurging, carried by same Ae. Aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus

WHO _ Yellow fever_ the resurgence of a forgotten disease

The possibility that a mosquito bite during pregnancy could cause severe brain damage in newborn babies has alarmed the public and astonished scientists. The Zika outbreak in the Americas shows how a disease that slumbered for six decades in Africa and Asia, never causing an outbreak, can become a global health emergency. The Ebola and Zika outbreaks have revealed gaping holes in our lines of defence: weak health infrastructures and capacities in west Africa and the demise of programmes for mosquito control in the Americas. Both outbreaks show how old diseases can behave in surprising ways when they invade new territory. DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE ABOVE.

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