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Argentina now denies dengue outbreak is an 'epidemic'.

Saturday, January 23rd 2016 - 08:28 UTC
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Even as the number of new cases of dengue fever continued to rise in Argentina, the Health Ministry performed a rapid about-face and disavowed a statement made on Wednesday that the outbreak constituted “an epidemic.” Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    The Health Minister needs to get the country an Epidemiology Director who is prepared to face facts and carry out the necessary control of these flying health risks.

    He may be correct about the numbers but what about the new risk, especially to pregnant women and their unborn children: does he even KNOW about that?

    I knew this was likely and said so in the other blog.

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    “Argentina now denies dengue outbreak is an 'epidemic' ”

    --- Argentina has a lot of experience with denial.

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The gov't doesn't spray for mosquitos. I had to hire a private company to do my yard/woods once a month to keep in under control.

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Eagle eggs or mosquito larvae?

    What say you?

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    Editor's note: This is where chronic had inserted his customary “lol”.

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    Try to have your cake and eat it too.

    Better living through chemistry or liberal organic starvation.

    How many actual environmentalists are there when it's -3 in your dwelling and there's no electricity to charge your ipad?

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    “...there has not been reports of evolution of the disease into the more severe strains of the virus, such as dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome, which can both be life-threatening....”

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    Maybe this bloke has not heard about the Dengue-related fatality in Misiones a couple of weeks ago. I got word from the north that Misiones is getting an average of about 50 new Dengue cases every day and new cases are reported even in Mendoza. Don't know how accurate that is.

    Jan 23rd, 2016 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    All three Dengue cases in Mendoza are (Argentine) tourists from the Misiones province in the north.

    “Se trata de dos hermanos que llegaron de Misiones.”

    Jan 25th, 2016 - 04:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @6 That seems reasonable. And the report of 50 new cases a day in Misiones seems plausible. Article is still up:

    Misiones es la provincia con más casos y acá en Iguazú se confirman 50 casos por día, según confirmó ayer el ministro de Salud de la provincia, Ramiro Villalba.

    And yesterday:

    En el corazón del dengue: en Puerto Iguazú atienden dos nuevos casos por hora

    Jan 25th, 2016 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Moral of the story?

    Contract the Falkland Islands Agricultural Department to run your agriculture.

    Ever heard of a major problem with animal diseases in the Falklands?

    No, didn't think so.

    Jan 25th, 2016 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • georgeneurus

    llazo:: unfortunately you are another monkey argy, so don't point us cause that of the dengue, dumb pratt, and as I said in the past, ADRESS PLEASE , I want to kick your mother fucking asss, dumb fuck. pete bog: ever heard of a major problem with animals disease in the flalkland, jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa where the WARRAH is today?? nowhere cuase sqatts killed them all, so no disease no more jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. dengue es lo qjue te voy a poner en el orto laazo hijo de re mil puta, BASTARDO Y COBARDE, ennpersona te voy a decir qjue sos hijo de mio tio careta de mierda.don alberto, porque no te chupas la pijita CERDO HIJO DE PUTA

    Jan 29th, 2016 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @ 9 gorgeousanus, we're at Av Roca 935 in Río Gallegos. Should be there at 8 pm this afternoon. Bring your sorry arse down there and let's have a good laugh at your expense. You'll have to wear shoes, though.

    Jan 29th, 2016 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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