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Alarming rise of Zika cases

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Marga Parés Arroyo

A report from the Health Deparment informed that zika virus infections have risen to 4,437, representing 1,336 casos more than last week. 

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RCM, the healdh and education department unite to train mentors for asma

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With the purpose of transforming the 600 teachers that are participating in the AIRE project into Mentors for Asma; the School of Health Professionals from the Medical Science Campus, the Program for Asma from the Health Department and the Program of Scholar Health from the Department of Education joined forces to develop a seven day training initiative that will impact all educational regions in the Country.

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Zika virus cases continue on the rise

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Nydia Bauzá

The Secretary of the Health Department,  Ana Ríus Armendáriz, confirmed that 40 new cases of Zika virus have been reported this week. Amongst these cases one patient required hospilization and 9 were pregnant women.  

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19 Zika cases confirmed in Puerto Rico

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Alex Figueroa Cancel

 

The Health Secretary, Ana Ríus, confirmed that there have been 19 confirmed cases of Zika reported since December 15, 2015. The final count will be publicized this Thursday, when the Health Department concludes the investigation and publishes the official report.

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Climate Change affects health of Puerto Ricans

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According to Dr. Brenda Rivera Garcíaan, epidemiologist, the climate change is affecting the health of Puerto Ricans.

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Call to take measurements against Zika virus

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Even though only one case of Zika virus has been reported in Puerto Rico, the Health Department made a statement today for citizens to prevent the propagation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and to avoid its bite, specially for pregnant women.
 
 
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CDC conducted study about lead levels in Puerto Rican children

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The CDC and the Department of Health conducted a study about lead levels in Puerto Rican children. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

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Department of Health reports three chikungunya-related deaths in Puerto Rico

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Marga Parés Arroyo/mpares@elnuevodia.com

The Puerto Rico Department of Health reported three chikungunya-related deaths, raising the total number of deaths related to the virus to eight.

 

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Department of Health and City of San Juan work to prevent chikungunya

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The Department of Health and the City of San Juan are working on a community effort to prevent chikungunya and dengue fever in the Barrio Obrero community.

 

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Alzheimer's disease affects a large population in Puerto Rico

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Marga Parés Arroyo/ Mpares@elnuevodia.com

Approximately 27,000 people have been diagnosed with Cognitive disability in Puerto Rico. However there is not a register that keeps this number updated.

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