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Montevideo, May 25th 2019 - 17:22 UTC
A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. Read full article
From reading this article then, is one to conclude that the disease coinciding with a huge influx of visitors from around the globe, has a potential to spread very quickly to all regions of the world, and spread further from there?
No wonder health authorities are alarmed.
Mind you, if the airports aren't ready anyway, and high crime targeting tourists, visitor numbers will not be as high as expected.
Put's a whole new meaning on Take a little of Brazil back home with you.
Indeed. In fact the world is way overdue for some sort of pandemic, which is why whenever a new strain of a virus (swine flu/bird flu/SARS), the WHO tend to go a bit overboard.
Normally there is a pandemic every 30-40 years or so. The last true pandemic (which killed over 50 million people worldwide) was the Spanish flu strain that hit in 1918, although the H1N1 strain of flu was declared a pandemic because it affected people in over 206 countries and caused over 6,000 deaths around the world. It fortunately didn't have the impact of the 1918 event, probably due to better understanding of how disease spreads, the use of influenza vaccines, anti-virals, and better medical care added to modern technology making it easier to get Public Health messages out.
Lets hope that this disease doesn't spread.
Cancel the WC - they're not ready yet, anyway
England does not rule the world. No more.
@5 Brasileiro ..England does not rule the world. No more....hahaha Are we supposed to laugh ?? what the hell does that have to do with 'dengue' and 'chikungunya' ??
Do you realize what a fool you make of yourself ? obviously not.
And, I suppose you think that Brazil will one day rule the world ? With the current government, it can't even rule itself...but I'm sure YOU will vote for Dilma....again....that's right, just make sure you don't lose your bolsa família...
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I think you are somewhat self deluded to the nth degree !!
Ack, what a horrible place.
Don't know what Brasileiro posted in @7 to have it removed , but must have been some of his usual sh*t.....In view of one or two of his more recent posts which gave the impression he might be recuperable, I was prepared to cut him some slack....but by the look of it, he's gone back to being his idiotic self....so Brazzo, f**k you , sh*thole !!
IF this disease becomes endemic in the areas stated and the death rate is 1 in 1,000 then as at least half the planet is too cold for it to survive it still leaves us with 3 million dead.
Or the whole population of Uruguay. Food for thought.
In 2015 I will meet Scotland. Independent.
@12...keep on dreaming, asshole !!
Oh Please - this is getting silly.
What else are the scaremongering media will preposterously come up with against the World Cup?
Martian pitch invasion?
The football will be square?
Enough of this nonsense!
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