International Journal of Infectious Diseases
July 2016 Volume 48, p1-124 Open Access
Why is the yellow fever outbreak in Angola a ‘threat to the entire world’?
J.P. Woodall, T.M. Yuill
Published online: May 6 2016
The short answer to the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration is because yellow fever has spread throughout the country, causing probably thousands of cases and hundreds of deaths, and the world has run out of vaccine. This is very bad because cases so far have been imported into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mauritania, Kenya, and even China, the first time in history that cases have been confirmed in Asia. In fact, more travelers infected with yellow fever have now been seen than in the last 50 years, each one with the potential to spread it on arrival, and still further to more countries worldwide via international airlines.
Traditional and syndromic surveillance of infectious diseases and pathogens
Cédric Abat, Hervé Chaudet, Jean-Marc Rolain, Philippe Colson, Didier Raoult
Published online: April 30 2016
Classified as the second leading cause of death in humans by the World Health Organization, with approximately 15 million deaths worldwide every year,1 infectious diseases remain a serious public health problem in the 21st century. Among them, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria have been nicknamed the ‘big three’ because of their important impact on global human health. In 2011, tuberculosis infected two billion people and killed 1.3 million, malaria infected 207 million people and killed 62 700, and HIV infected 35.3 million people and killed 1.6 million.
Yellow fever vaccination status and safety in hemodialysis patients
Tila Facincani, Maia Nogueira Crown Guimarães, Sigrid De Sousa dos Santos
Published online: May 18 2016
The live attenuated yellow fever vaccine seems to be safe in patients on hemodialysis in a transition area.