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Typhoid Fever epidemic throughout Zambia

A typhoid fever epidemic is currently occurring throughout Zambia.   Risks are higher in impoverished areas outside the capital city of Lusaka.   Cases of typhoid fever in the local population are usually under-reported. Typhoid fever is a serious and potentially fatal infection caused by…

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Air quality hazard warning in Beijing

Since early Jan 2015 Beijing's Municipal Government has reported an extreme increase in the air quality index in Beijing.  The air quality in all districts and southern suburban areas has reported to bee very unhealthy at a level greater than 200 (201-300 is identified…

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Chikungunya confirmed in Belize

Since November 21, 2014 the Pan American Health Organization has confirmed 3 locally acquired cases of chikungunya fever.  The cases were reported from the city of Belmopan. Travellers are advised to practice insect precautions.  Chikungunya is spread through the bite…

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