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Rising Levels of Malaria in Venezuela

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Venezuela has suffered from the result of un-fettered socialism instituted by a leader not smart enough to make anything work. The country is suffering.
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Socialism with central planed economy has never worked, it never will. This is the reality of a socialist country with strict gun control and no free market. Behold your future, America.
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Well done. Maduro agrees to re-open the border with Colombia yesterday. Hopefully that will provide more access to medicine.
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The agency problem of economics. (i.e., thieves and incompetents)
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Democratic Socialism! breeds more than just malaria.
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that is what happens when socialistic nations fall. people starve and face death and disease. The elites will be ok but the rest have to suffer and die....socialism at it's finest..
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Venezuela has money for a nuclear problem but cannot keep their people from dying from Malaria. They really must rethink what kind of system they are living in. Someone is leaving them to waste away.
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Venezuelan authorities are launching a new drive to combat malaria after infection rates doubled in a year. Once the richest country in Latin America, Venezuela has seen its rates of malaria rise as the regional economic crisis has taken its toll on the country.
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We evaluated the contribution of imported malaria to the overall malaria burden of disease in an already endemic malaria region in Venezuela, where malaria is exclusively caused by Plasmodium vivax. To estimate the magnitude of this contribution, we retrospectively analyzed cases of imported malaria in Sucre, Venezuela, during a 10-year period (1987-1998).
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During the last outbreak in 2010, 71 percent of the more than 117,000 malaria cases reported in Colombia were caused by the vivax parasite – the type of malaria that is typical across Latin America. But this year, vivax was to blame for only 35 percent, while the majority (60 percent) of malaria cases were caused by the falciparum parasite.
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With much of the world’s attention on fighting the Zika virus, there have been significant strides in the effort to combat the aedes species of mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue fever and a host of other diseases. But this diversion may have led to some neglect in controlling the anopheles mosquito – the vector that transmits malaria.
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This is a direct result of the economic decline of the country. With many losing private sector jobs, options for employment are limited. Educated blue collar workers are now working in mines to support their families. In the mining region, malaria levels are high causing exposure. It's pretty sad.
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And the epidemic – made more serious by medicine shortages and the government’s refusal to acknowledge a problem – is threatening to spread into neighboring Brazil and Colombia.
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This stinks and it smells of neglect and corruption. This country has plenty of money and should able to take care of its people. Where is the foreign aide to help these people also?
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Most of them still support the government which precipitated the present situation, and unless there is a change in national leadership, absolutely nothing can or should be done by outsiders.
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My heart always goes out to people suffering and less fortunate. I have not heard much about this in the US. We should be sending aid soon I would hope.
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