Cholera and other tropical diseases

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    483 Dead Of Cholera In Papua New Guinea...
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    PNG cholera death toll nearly 500
    February 16, 2011 - NEARLY 500 people have died from Papua New Guinea's prolonged cholera outbreak, a top PNG medical official says.
     
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    I missed out on the Cholera party. I had Dengue several years ago.
    A hiking partner got yellow fever in Venezuela. Didn't take the vaccine.
     
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    Outbreak bigger than first thought...
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    Haiti Cholera Epidemic Could Sicken 779,000 This Year
    TUESDAY, March 15,`11 -- New estimate much higher than U.N. projections, which were used to allocate resources
     
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    Cholera alert for Santo Domingo...
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    Dominican Republic's capital on alert for cholera
    17 May 2011 - Controls were stepped up on the Haiti-Dominican border after the outbreak began last year
     
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    That's so alarming.
     
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    Filtering out dengue virus from mosquitoes...
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    Specialized mosquitoes may fight tropical disease
    Wed Aug 24,`11 – Scientists have made a promising advance for controlling dengue fever, a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites. They've rapidly replaced mosquitoes in the wild with skeeters that don't spread the dengue virus.
     
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    One more reason not to visit third world countries.
     
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    Famous cholera victims

    Cholera has claimed the lives of several well known people over its long history. Some were positively affected by the disease while others have only been speculated to have passed away due to cholera. For example, the crying and pathos in the last movement of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's last symphony made people think that


    Cholera is another good reason to have governments.
     
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    Amen !
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