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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dengue outbreak infected over 300 people in Suriname

Machine translated article from Prensa Latina :

" At least 300 people have contracted dengue fever in Surinam during the last week, forcing the authorities to declare a state of alert for the outbreak.

The Health Ministry said on Saturday the creation of a special team to emergency situations, as well as strengthening the work of health education and awareness and control of pests. For its part, the head of the Bureau of Health, Lesley Reside, said authorities launched a batch of material and equipment pesticides to deal with the epidemic.

The outbreak even led to the hospitalization of Parliament Speaker Jennifer Simons, the agency Caribbean Media Corporation."

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