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Tag Archives: Dengue

2012


01.06

The aftermath of natural disasters

Diseases that follow natural disasters cause more deaths than the catastrophe itself with water supplies quickly becoming contaminated by human and animal excrement.  Thailand has recently experienced historical flooding after months of monsoon rain, which has left two out of the three landfills submerged, thereby causing contamination of water supplies and rice fields as garbage floats through the streets.  This.... Read Full Article >

2010


12.21

Dengue Outbreak Sweeps Across Venezuela

As the rain continues to fall the number of Dengue cases in Venezuela skyrocket. This year, Venezuela has had 114,855 cases of Dengue, the highest in the 21 years!  The epidemic surpassed lasted year’s 53,462 cases by more than double, according to the Epidemiological Alert of the Network of Scientific Medical Societies. Over 60% of the cases are localized in.... Read Full Article >

2010


10.05

60% increase in Dengue Cases

In Johor Baru, Malaysia just outside of Singapore the number of cases of dengue since last year has increased more than 60%, including 10 recorded deaths.  Last year there were only three deaths, and it’s only October. The Johor Health Department said that the number of registered cases has increased from 1,936 to 3,157 during the same time last year. .... Read Full Article >

2010


08.23

Over 31,000 Dengue Cases in Malaysia this year

As the rainy season comes into full swing the effects of dengue fever are starting to create major health concerns in Malaysia and surrounding countries.  With over 31,000 reported cases of Dengue this year and 100 deaths the numbers are quickly surpassing last year’s with four months still remaining. With over a 45% increase increase in deaths since last year.... Read Full Article >

2010


08.18

Brazil’s Dengue Outbreaks on the Rise

With already 1760 confirmed dengue cases this year Brazil is worrying about the dramatic increase in cases compared to last year which only had 8 cases. Rodolfo Poliseli, head of the 11th Regional Health Campo Mourao, said that there are several new contributing factors to this increase.  The mosquitoes have adapted to new situations like colder weather, and residents are.... Read Full Article >