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Leonel Messi ayuda a generar conciencia sobre la enfermedad de Chagas, en el marco del Día Mundial de la Salud


El futbolista del FC Barcelona Leonel Messi protagoniza un video en el que llama a destinar más recursos y medicamentos a la lucha contra el mal de Chagas, una enfermedad silenciosa transmitida por un insecto que afecta a entre 6 y 8 millones de personas, principalmente en las Américas.

Mise à jour le Jeudi, 10 Avril 2014 12:42
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"Small bites can be big threats," experts warn on World Health Day


Mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other insects can be far more than a nuisance. The diseases they carry-malaria, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile virus, Lyme disease and many others-can cause serious illness and in some cases death. In the Americas, one out of every two people lives in an area at risk of one or more of these vector-borne diseases.

Mise à jour le Lundi, 14 Avril 2014 07:30
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Water and sanitation improvements remain key to defeating cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Three and a half years into a cholera epidemic that has claimed more than 8,500 lives, Haiti has made significant progress in slowing the spread of the disease. PAHO and coalition partners urge stepped-up investments in water and sanitation.

Mise à jour le Jeudi, 27 Mars 2014 15:16
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Half the population of the Americas is at risk of diseases carried by small insects

Roughly 50% of people living in the Western Hemisphere are at risk of one or more diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other vectors, including West Nile virus, dengue, malaria and most recently chikungunya. In a “call to action” for World Health Day 2014, top health experts from North and South America and the Caribbean urged greater efforts by governments, communities and individuals to control the spread of these and other vector-borne diseases.

Mise à jour le Lundi, 07 Avril 2014 11:04
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Una de cada cinco personas con tuberculosis no sabe que tiene la enfermedad en las Américas

En 2012 se notificaron 220 mil casos, pero se estima que además 60 mil personas no han sido diagnosticadas, la mayoría de las cuales vive en ciudades. Diagnóstico y el tratamiento para todos es el lema del Día Mundial de la Tuberculosis de este año.

Mise à jour le Jeudi, 27 Mars 2014 15:18
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