Venezuela - Infectious Diseases Outbreak Reaching Epidemic Proportions - Close To 500,000 Venezuelans Infected By Year End
Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! There will be bloody wars and famines, plagues and infectious diseases. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
“The earth will be struck by calamities of all kinds (in addition to plague and famine which will be wide-spread). Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela is in the grip of one of the worst outbreaks of tropical diseases in decades, and the response by public health authorities has been slow and inefficient, two non-governmental groups reported Tuesday.
In 2014, Venezuela had over 150,000 recorded cases of dengue, malaria, and Chikungunya, the report said.
The country also had 1.2 million fever episodes without a precise diagnoses, according to the report by the Health Observatory and another group called We Defend the Epidemiology of Venezuelan Society.
The epidemic is one of the worst in 25 years, said former health minister Jose Felix Oletta, who was among the authors of the report.
"And we're still in the expansion phase, this problem will continue," Oletta told AFP.
The spread of the diseases coincides with a crisis in the Venezuelan health sector that has been plagued with a shortage of drugs and medical equipment. Read More>>>>>>