How can we better foster life-long immunization practices, particularly in adolescence? Recently the Sabin Vaccine Institute convened the first of three regional workshops to discuss issues related to adolescent immunization in the context of adolescent health. The first two-day interactive workshop was held in in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; additional workshops will be held in Asia and Latin America in 2018.
For many people throughout the world, the bite of a mosquito is nothing more than a common annoyance. But for individuals living in dengue endemic countries such an annoyance can quickly turn into a life threatening condition.
When we last wrote about Singapore’s dengue outbreak just over a month ago, the total number of cases had already reached over 6,000 – more than the number of cases in all of 2012. Last week, Singapore broke the 10,000 mark.
So far this year the number of dengue cases in Singapore has already surpassed the number of cases reported in 2012, and it looks like it will just keep rising. As of last week, Singapore was reporting over 6,000 cases, while 2012 saw around 4,600.