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Brazil 2014: World Cup dengue fever risk predicted
BBC ^ | 16 May 2014

Posted on 05/16/2014 7:21:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The analysis, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, estimates the chances of an outbreaks of the mosquito-borne infection disease.

They say the risk is high enough to warrant a high-alert warning in three venues - Natal, Fortaleza and Recife.

If they come top of their group, England will play in Recife on 29 June.

About a million fans are expected to travel to the 12 different cities hosting matches during the World Cup, which runs from 12 June to 13 July.

Brazil recorded more cases of dengue fever than anywhere else in the world between 2000 and 2013, with more than seven million cases reported.

Dengue is a viral infection that is transmitted between humans by mosquitoes.

It can cause life-threatening illness and there are currently no licensed vaccines or treatments.

Screens, air-conditioning and using insecticides can all reduce the risk of being bitten,

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1 posted on 05/16/2014 7:21:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

And Brazil is one of the most violent countries on earth.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 7:35:06 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: BenLurkin

Let’s not forget Chagas Disease (American malaria), regular malaria, yellow fever, typhoid, the various hepatitis, and parasitic worms.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 11:58:41 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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