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1.6 Million homes were identified with outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus

1.6 Million homes were identified with outbreaks of dengue and Zika virus

Agência Brasil - Aedes aegypti agents have visited since January 48.2 million properties in Brazil, including homes, public and commercial buildings.

During the visits, 1.6 million properties were identified with outbreaks of the mosquito, which represents 3.36% of the total of the inspected.

The government's goal is for that number to be reduced to less than 1% of real estate with mosquito breeding sites. The survey was released on November 4 by the National Coordination and Control Room for Coping with Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.

In this first cycle of visits, the inspections had the participation of 266 thousand community health agents and 46 thousand control of endemics, and with the support of the military.

In comparison with the last balance sheet of the Coordination Room, released on February 26, there was a 16.1% increase in visits. So far, 93% of the cities, or 5,164 of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities, have been inspected.


Through an online campaign, a young man with cerebral palsy becomes a teacher

Through an online campaign, a young man with cerebral palsy becomes a teacher

Graduated in Geography, Santa Catarina Thiago Evangelista, 31, had a dream: to become a teacher. With cerebral palsy, he did not find the means to fulfill this desire in his professional life, because his speech and movements are compromised. But despite all the difficulties, he did not give up: the youngster created an online project called Professor Thiago.

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Delirium after stroke increases risk of death

Delirium after stroke increases risk of death

Unlike dementia, a chronic and progressive disease of mental disorientation, delirium is an acute state of sudden confusion often marked by lack of attention, disorientation, and sometimes hallucination. A new study, conducted by St. Michael's Hospital (Canada) analyzed 10 previous researches and identified a disease severity in people who had a stroke (popularly known as stroke).

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