Saturday, February 06, 2010

HEALTH ALERT -- FOR PEOPLE HEADED FOR CALI


If you will be headed to CALI in the next few weeks be aware that the city is currently experiencing an out break of DENGUE FEVER. Unlike Malaria, which typically strikes in rural areas, DENGUE hits both rural and urban areas. So far, there have been 718 suspected cases with an additional 111 confirmed cases.

The fever causes severe pain and headaches and for this reason received the nickname --breakbone fever, can result in death and this week claimed the lives of 4 children and a 24 year old man. It is transmitted by mosquitoes and there is no immunization to protect you from it.

A fumigation initiative has been started in Cali, but it would be a good idea to bring repellent.
You can read more from the Colombian newspaper EL TIEMPO:
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