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We all know by heart the admonition to turn off our cell phones when our flight is about to take off. And we all know the symphony of phones turning on when the plane pulls up to the jetway. The message is clear – we can barely stand to be without our phones for the duration of a flight. But…

There’s a growing concern about the rapid spread of dengue fever in India, and international experts say the Indian government isn’t doing enough to tamp it down. An article this week in the New York Times raises serious questions about how the Indian government is handling the outbreak. Dengue fever is not fatal for most people who contract it, but…

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For those heading to the Games, CNN’s Becky Anderson reports on how to navigate London without offending anyone. And at CNNGO, Barry Neild offers an insider’s guide on important things such as avoiding pork scratchings and chuggers. Another way to ingratiate yourself to hosts or other locals when you’re traveling abroad is to be able to speak the language. At…

Recent bulletins carry news of dengue fever on the rise in Panama, Pakistan and the Bahamas. Add these destinations to those mapped by the Centers for Disease Control, including Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Vietnam, Australia, Thailand, the Caribbean and the Philippines, and it’s clear dengue is spreading at an alarming pace throughout the tropics and subtropics. How are we fighting back?…

Dengue season—June and July—is approaching in Cambodia where the National Dengue Control Program (NDCP) is warning of an impending outbreak at least as severe as the 2007 epidemic when 40,000 people were hospitalized, 10,000 in one week. A spokesman for the NDCP says the number of cases in recent months has been unusually high, which has been a reliable predictor…

The Philippine Department of Health reports that the incidence of dengue fever doubled in metro Manila during the first quarter of 2011. The Philippines have been a dengue fever hotspot for several years, but the latest statistics are alarming: 4,399 cases in 2011 versus 1,984 in 2010. This outbreak comes despite the distribution of over 700,000 mosquito trap kits in…

More evidence that the incidence of dengue fever is swelling significantly around the world:  since January, Thailand has recorded almost 71,000 cases--more than double the amount this time last year. The World Health Organization has spoken out, asking the Thai government to increase its efforts to minimize the spread of the disease. According to the Bangkok Post, efforts to eradicate…

Last week, Mexico’s top epidemiological official reported a rise in the number of cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) throughout the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.  The disease is moving towards Tamaulipas state and is getting closer to the United States border.  The recent flooding in Mexico has been a factor in the increased number of cases, with some 1,900…

Last month we addressed dengue fever’s reappearance in the United States. Since last summer 28 cases have been reported. Though this disease is a little known entity in the United States, it is the most common vector-borne viral disease in the world, causing an estimated 50--100 million infections and 25,000 deaths each year. Dengue is now the leading cause of…

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