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April 2014 The World Health Organization (WHO) in the Western Pacific Region and key partners including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are observing World Health Day on 7 April with a call for greater vigilance and action in tackling a range of
Dominican Republic (AP) Health authorities in the Dominican Republic have reported the first outbreak of a mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly in the Caribbean in the weeks since it was first detected in the region. Health Minister Freddy
Travellers to Asia and Pacific urged to use insect repellents and cover their skin to avoid mosquito bites. The mosquitoes that carried the dengue-causing virus are prevalent throughout most of the Pacific. Photo / APN A doctor is warning
Usually people pay extra to have lakefront property, but that's when the lake is supposed to be there. When it's just a huge perpetual puddle of standing water, it's not only an eyesore, but it's also a public health hazard that's against the law.
PhilippinesThe Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of
MalariaEngage, a website that profiled African malaria researchers and allowed people to directly send them small amounts of money, was an early example of crowdfunding. "It is my dream that tens of thousands of people will use MalariaEngage to build
You may want to rethink wearing dark-coloured clothes to avoid attracting mosquitoes. A city-based sample study has now added a few more possible ways in which one can avoid mosquito bites. Tamil Nadu has found that persons who have a bath before
Western Commander Joeli Cawaki says the time to clean up the division is now, in light of the good weather forecasted. "Not tomorrow, not next week but now while we have the sun out, let's not wait for the rain again, we must kill these mosquitoes,"
If you can't spend a summer night outside without slapping your ankles and you still end up with dozens of mosquito bites then it might be true that the flying pests really do love you...But it's not because one person's blood tastes better to the
Western Division are being urged to take the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus because cases are now being recorded outside identified high-risk areas. Fiji Red Cross Society resource development