Tag: fever

Anemia may contribute to the spread of dengue fever

Mosquitoes are more likely to acquire the dengue virus when they feed on blood with low levels of iron, researchers report in the 16 September issue of Nature Microbiology. Supplementing people’s diets with iron in places where both iron deficiency anemia and dengue fever are a problem could potentially limit transmission of the disease, but

Q fever? A bigger threat to humans than thought

(HealthDay)—You’ve probably never heard of Q fever, but the bacterial disease may be sickening—and killing—more Americans than once believed, a new study suggests. Caused by a bacteria carried by livestock, Query (Q) fever is a rare disease first discovered in 1947 and is found mostly in dry, dusty areas of California and the Southwest. “Q

Rocky mountain spotted fever risks examined

In Mexicali, Mexico, an uncontrolled epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, one of the deadliest tickborne diseases in the Americas, has affected more than 1,000 people since 2008. A binational team of researchers led by the University of California, Davis, has conducted the first comprehensive study to examine risk factors for the disease in Mexicali.

The Wind, spreading black spores: tree disease threatens people in Bavaria

Of maple trees in lower Franconia, is the dangerous tree fungus erupted, warns the Landratsamt Nürnberger Land in Central Franconia. The spores can trigger allergic reactions. In-house doctors and hospitals in the circle have already been informed of the Rußrindenkrankheit. Rußrindenkrankheit: Under any of the following symptoms, affected people suffer Who are the spores and

Romania seeks EU funds to deal with African swine fever

Romania’s prime minister has requested financial help from the European Union to deal with the financial effects of a serious outbreak of African swine fever. Premier Viorica Dancila made the request Thursday to the EU’s agriculture commissioner, Phil Hogan, explaining that Romania needs the money “to reduce the unfortunate impact” the disease has had on

How to Prepare Kids With Hay Fever for School

Hay fever is just a fancy way of saying allergies — those stereotypical allergies with sneezing, a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. While it’s common to be on the lookout for these allergies in the spring when nature is in bloom, it’s not uncommon for kids to experience the same symptoms year-round. "You can

Adolescents with hay fever have higher rates of anxiety and depression, lower resistance to stress

Although allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, they are occasionally misunderstood and can be seen as a minor condition. An article published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) shows allergies can have serious, far-reaching consequences, especially on adolescent sufferers. “The

Turning papaya leaf into a cure for dengue fever

A traditional herbal remedy for the dangerous tropical disease ‘dengue fever’ could be turned into a pill to treat patients thanks to groundbreaking research by scientists at the University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus (UNMC).  Papaya leaf juice has for a long time been used in some areas of India and South East Asia as a

Trials in Africa support conditional day 3 follow-up for children with fever

Children in sub-Saharan African settings with uncomplicated fever may be safely managed with conditional, rather than universal, 3-day follow-up with a community health worker (CHW), according to two cluster-randomized, community-based non-inferiority trials published this week in PLOS Medicine. The trials, conducted by Luke C. Mullany of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore,

What you need to know about fever in adults

(HealthDay)—When it comes to a fever, what’s true for kids isn’t necessarily so for adults. Even a slight temperature in a child warrants a call to the doctor. That’s not the case, though, for most fevers in most adults. What’s considered a normal temperature varies from one adult to the next. In general, though, 98.6