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Key West, FL has reported 28 cases of dengue fever since July 2009 – prior to July 2009 dengue was absent from the continental U.S. since 1945 and from Florida since 1934. Why dengue has returned to Florida is still being investigated but some contributing factors might be an increase in mosquitoes capable of delivering the disease, an increase in…

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting that 171 cases of acute flaccid paralysis, the most common sign of acute polio, have been reported in Tajikistan since January.  It appears that all the current cases are coming from the south-west part of the country which borders Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.  Of the 171 cases, 32 have been confirmed wild poliovirus 1 cases;…

Tourism has exploded in the Central Asia region.  The exquisite mountains, closed for many years to the West, now attract growing numbers of foreign visitors who are drawn by their natural and unspoiled beauty.  Government officials, hungry for the revenue that tourism generates, are fearful of international scandal.  As a result, there is little transparency when it comes to disclosing…

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