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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


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 >