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Rains Raise the Risk of Dengue and Zika Viruses

Rains Raise the Risk of Dengue and Zika Viruses

The government is set to declare a health emergency in northern Peru, following reports of more than 80 new cases of dengue fever in the wake of heavy rains and flooding in Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque.  On the south coast in Ica, 28 cases have been reported. “The idea of declaring […]

Risks in Rio

Risks in Rio

By Melinda moore — The Mark News — Forget about just avoiding mosquito bites: With so many people from around the world coming to the Games, there has to be some garden-variety germs to be wary of – never mind the ice cubes in your drinks. For the past several months, […]

Zika Virus Prevention Campaign Steps Up

Peru’s Ministry of Health is ramping up prevention measures in 20 regions of the country against the zika virus disease, in response to the World Health Organization’s decision this week to declare the virus a “public health emergency of international concern.” On Monday, health authorities began a fumigation program of 1,800 […]