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Two tourist areas in Miami-DadeCounty, Florida – the Wynwood neighborhood and South Beach, one of the most popular vacation spots in the world – are home to at least 37 locally transmitted Zika cases.
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.
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.
The smell of chickens could be a key to preventing the transmission of malaria, or even Zika, a study suggests.
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.
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.
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.