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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.


Nearly 300 million people have hepatitis b worldwide

Nearly 300 million people have hepatitis b worldwide

A study last Monday (26) by researchers at the Polaris Observatory of the Center for Disease Analysis in the United States revealed a drastic worldwide scenario regarding the HPV virus. The study shows that by 2016 about 300 million people were infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) worldwide, at a prevalence of 3.

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Moderate fat intake is better than high-carbohydrate diet, says research

Moderate fat intake is better than high-carbohydrate diet, says research

For a long time science has led us to believe that carbohydrate consumption is better for the body than fat intake. So far so good. However, a survey of more than 135,000 people on five continents has shown that a diet that includes moderate intake of fats, fruits and vegetables and reduces carbohydrate consumption may lead to a lower risk of death.

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