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First Post Maria Resilience Summit: Caribbean Strong: Building Resilience with Equity

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Caribbean Strong; under the slogan of Building Resilience with Equity, is the first post Maria resilience summit to be held at the Sheraton Hotel of the Convention Center from February 27 to March 1, 2019.

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Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Public health informatics is the systematic application of knowledge about systems that capture, manage, analyze and use information to improve population health. The Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) provides applied public health informatics training to fellows to apply computer science and information technology to public health problems.

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Looking for volunteers to help craft nutrition infographics for #HurricaneMaría

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, now 3 weeks ago, >90% of the Puerto Rican archipelago remains without power, ~60% without potable water, and there are entire areas and communities where official relief efforts may not have reached.  Although the surveillance of the public health crisis is poor, there are several reported outbreaks, and cases of leptospirosis.  In terms of food, normal commercial food supply channels have been disrupted, damaged, destroyed, or can

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What you should know about leptospirosis

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Due to the floods and lack of potable water caused by Hurricane Maria, leptospirosis has become a real public health concern for Puerto Rico. There are two suspected deaths due to leptospirosis and five cases with symptoms consistent with this disease so far.

Leptospirosis is caused by bacteria. Infection occurs when people come into contact with surfaces, soil, water, or food contaminated with urine from rats, mice, and other infected animals. One can get infected through the nose, mouth, eyes and open wounds on the skin. In addition, the disease can be contracted by drinking contaminated water. 

Link between NAVY bombings in Vieques and congenital defects

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Cynthia López Cabán

Three professors from the University of Toronto recently published a study linking the U.S. NAVY's bombing activity in Vieques, Puerto Rico and congenital malformations in newborns in the island.

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Puerto Rican scientists present plan against childhood obesity at Yale

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A group of Puerto Rican investigators and physicians presented a strategic plan to reduce the high prevalence of childhood obesity in Puerto Rico during a forum of the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University.

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