Monitoring Emergencies - Paraguay 5/8/2014

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Floods update (5-8 May). 700 families affected and an additional 150 families evacuated in Villa Florida (Misiones), due to the river rising. Response: Ministry of Health strengthens epidemiological surveillance and provision of antivenom in Ñeembucú and continues its vaccination campaign in Alto Paraguay despite difficult environmental conditions. The Lower House of Congress declares an emergency situation for Alto Paraguay and Misiones. (o.s: Lower House of Congress, Ministry of Health, m: ABC Color).