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ZIKV continues to spread: 61 countries or territories around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
5 LAC countries have reported person-toperson ZIKV transmission, probably via a sexual route.
Over 454,976 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 24 June 2016.
BRAZIL: UNICEF carried out 23 trainings on the new UNICEF Seal strategic action against the Aedes aegypti mosquito with the participation of 2,258 people (including 730 adolescents) from 681 municipalities in 9 states.
COLOMBIA: UNICEF is coordinating mobilization actions reaching 354 schools and training 500 teachers on community engagement methods and solid waste management.
Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7 pm E.T.
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Latinoamerica y el Caribe, 13 de Enero 2016
Fuente: Los Tiempos
La Organización Panamericana de la Salud y la Organizacion Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) destacan la importancia de estar informado sobre el virus Zika que circula en 13 países o territorios de las Américas.
Desde 2014 hasta la primera semana de enero de 2016 habían reportado casos Brasil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guayana Francesa, Honduras, Martinica, México, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Suriname y Venezuela señalan ambos organismos internacionales en su página en Internet.
Latinoamerica y el Caribe, 09 de Diciembre 2015
Fuente: Siglo XXI
El zika sigue su propagación por América, con el reporte de los primeros casos en Venezuela y Panamá, mientras las autoridades mantienen la alerta, especialmente por la sospecha de que un aumento de los casos de microcefalia en países como Brasil puede estar vinculado al virus de esa enfermedad.
DESLAVE: Continua la búsqueda de 28 personas desaparecidas en Brasil, luego del alud de lodo provocado por el colapso de dos diques de contención de residuos minerales de una mina.
LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: Unas 5,000 personas están afectadas por lluvias en Colombia, mientras que los especialistas indican que este año ha llovido un 57% menos en el país, con respecto a 2014.
SEQUÍA: Expertos productores estiman que la producción de granos básicos en Nicaragua ha disminuido entre un 50 y 75% en el “corredor seco”.
LANDSLIDE: The search for 28 people missing continues in Brazil after the mudslide caused by the collapse of two dams tailings from a mine.
RAINS AND FLOODS: 5,000 people are affected by rains in Colombia. Specialists indicate that this year it rained less than 57% in the country with respect to 2014.
DROUGHT: Experts estimate that production of basic grains in Nicaragua has decreased between 50 and 75% in the "dry corridor".
FOREST FIRES: As of last week, 13,440 forest fires were registered in October in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. Authorities declared a 90-day state of emergency for 12 cities.
RAINS AND FLOODS: In Guatemala, 2,325 people were affected by flooding in the departments of Escuintla, Retalhuleu and Suchitepéquez due to rains during the last week.