Tagged: dengue fever

Here’s why we don’t have a vaccine for Zika (and other mosquito-borne viruses) - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 03, 2016

Suresh Mahalingam, Griffith University and Michael Rolph, Griffith University As Zika fear rises, especially in the wake of the World Health Organization last night declaring a state of public health emergency, people are inevitably asking why we don’t have a vaccine to protect against the mosquito-borne virus. Zika is generally a mild illness, causing fever, … Read More

Changing Planet, Changing Health - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 23, 2011

Interconnectedness is a major theme of Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens our Health and What We Can Do about It. Jeffrey Sachs describes the book in his preface as “a scientific detective story of the first order, told with brilliance and relish by one of the world’s great ecological detectives”. The [...] … Read More

When warming burns… - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 19, 2010

Severe risks to human health will accompany the disturbed global climate which comes with global warming. We have only to consider the consequences of the heat waves, the flooding, the African droughts, of recent times to be alerted to that. Our experiences of climate change in New Zealand are unlikely to reach such extreme levels, [...] … Read More