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Aug 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017

News Scan for Aug 23, 2017

More Cyclospora cases
Steroids and respiratory infections
Mosquitoes and climate change
Diphtheria in the Americas

Mar 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

News Scan for Mar 23, 2015

Three MERS cases
Chikungunya uptick
H5N1 cases in China, Egypt
More US measles
Climate change and vectors

Apr 04, 2008

Apr 04, 2008

Brazilian officials respond to rising dengue toll

(CIDRAP News) – Brazil's health ministry said this week that it has asked the military to help combat mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, as the number of sick patients with the disease grew to at least 55,000 so far this year.

Though dengue fever is common in Brazil, officials have said this year's outbreak is the worst in recent memory, averaging 1.4 new cases per minute, according to a report today from CNN.

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