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August 17, 2016
African yellow fever epidemic could go global, experts warn

As the largest yellow fever epidemic in decades continues to sweep through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Angola, the charity Save the Children is warning that it could soon spread to Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

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August 02, 2016
Zika virus alert in Miami

Government health officials warned pregnant women yesterday to avoid a Zika-stricken section of Miami and arrange to be tested for the virus if they have visited the Wynwood neighbourhood since mid-June after the number of people feared infected through mosquito bites in the United States climbed to 14.

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July 27, 2016
Heat Wave Bahamas

The Bahamas and the Continent of the Americas have been under a heat wave of unusual proportions over the last several weeks.

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July 26, 2016
Tattoo ink may be toxic, study suggests

Getting inked may lead to long-term skin problems and an increased risk of cancer, according to a new report by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

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July 22, 2016
How to stop mosquitoes from entering your home? New study suggests living with a chicken

The smell of chickens could be a key to preventing the transmission of malaria, or even Zika, a study suggests.

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July 13, 2016
Worker health is in our hands

The key to improving worker health is in our hands, literally. That's right: Making hand hygiene products easily available in the workplace can dramatically improve employee health – and, consequently, bolster productivity while keeping health care spending down.

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Economic costs associated with food-borne illnesses in the Caribbean can outstrip some national budgets
July 01, 2016
Economic costs associated with food-borne illnesses in the Caribbean can outstrip some national budgets

The economic costs associated with food-borne illnesses in the Caribbean are “very high” and can range anywhere from $2 million to $40 million annually in some Caribbean countries, Dr. Lisa Indar, Programme Manager for Tourism and Health Programmes, Surveillance Disease Control and Prevention, of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) said.

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June 17, 2016
LG Electronics Sells Mosquito-Repelling TV in India

The Indian arm of South Korea's LG Electronics Inc has begun selling a TV with a feature that it says repels mosquitoes, which can spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue.

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June 15, 2016
UPDATE: 'Alligator Attack' Body of boy snatched by gator at Disney World found

The body of a 2-year-old boy who was dragged underwater by an alligator at an upscale resort at Disney World in Florida has been found, the local sheriff said Wednesday afternoon...

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June 15, 2016
4 gators killed after boy is dragged from Orlando Disney resort

The search for a 2-year-old boy dragged away by an alligator from an upscale resort at Disney World in Orlando late Tuesday evening has turned grim, as officials pulling alligators from the nearby lagoon and putting them down to check for the boy's body have so far not found him.

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