||February 20, 2016 |
Improving water sources, sanitation facilities and poverty alleviation may not be the solution to Brazil's Zika outbreak
According to the international health group, water piped to households is preferable to water drawn from wells, communal standpipes, rooftop catchments and other water-storage systems. The ultimate goal is to eliminate water-storage containers and solid waste that could contain water. The Aedes aegypti breeds in stagnant water.
||February 1, 2016 |
Brazil Completes 30 Years of Successive Dengue Epidemics in 2016
This year, Brazil completes 30 years of successive Dengue epidemics. Since 1986, the number of municipalities with cases of the illness jumped from 258 to 4,265 -70% of the total. Last year, the country experienced the largest of the epidemics, with 1.6 million cases and 863 deaths.
||January 28, 2016 |
WHO Warns of El Niño's Public Health Impacts
Based on the latest UN figures, the report estimates 60 million people will be affected by El Niño this year, with many of them suffering health consequences.
||January 22, 2016 |
Weather, sanitation, public health gaps factors in Brazil Zika outbreak
Unusually wet weather, poor sanitation and a public health service weakened by economic crisis are contributing to an outbreak in Brazil of Zika, a mosquito-carried virus linked to a surge in cases of children born with brain damage, health experts say.
||August 6, 2015 |
Safe Water, Access to Sanitation, Hygiene Key to Kicking Cholera
Cholera is a centuries-old disease, but it’s a relatively young scourge in Haiti. It entered the country in October 2010 when contaminated sewage from a United Nations peacekeepers’ camp leaked into one of the largest water sources, the 200-mile Artibonite. There have since been more than 745,500 cases of cholera and nearly 9,000 deaths, according to Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population.