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OPS/OMS llama a vacunarse contra el sarampión y la rubéola para proteger a las Américas durante la Copa Mundial 2014

Vacunación, tu mejor jugada.

La región interrumpió la transmisión endémica de ambas enfermedades, pero siguen circulando en otras partes del mundo. Se estima que más de 600 000 personas asistirán al Mundial de Fútbol en Brasil. Bajo el lema  “Vacunación: ¡Tu mejor jugada!”, la Semana de Vacunación en las Américas destaca la importancia de inmunizarse contra enfermedades prevenibles.

Última atualização em Qui, 24 de Abril de 2014 16:13
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Leonel Messi ayuda a generar conciencia sobre la enfermedad de Chagas, en el marco del Día Mundial de la Salud

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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.

Última atualização em Qui, 10 de Abril de 2014 12:42
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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.

Última atualização em Seg, 07 de Abril de 2014 11:04
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"Small bites can be big threats," experts warn on World Health Day

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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.

Última atualização em Seg, 14 de Abril de 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.

Última atualização em Qui, 27 de Março de 2014 15:16
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