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To investigate the incidence of dengue virus (DENV) infection in Nicaragua, a 2-year prospective study was conducted in schoolchildren 4-16 years old in the capital city of Managua. Blood samples were collected before the rainy season in 2001, 2002 and 2003, and were assayed for DENV-specific antibodies. Participants were monitored for dengue-like illness,(More)
sciencemag.org SCIENCE T he world’s most biodiverse river basins—the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong—are experiencing an unprecedented boom in construction of hydropower dams. These projects address important energy needs, but advocates often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity and critically important fisheries.(More)
This paper looks into some of the sociodemographic trends and differentials that may be influencing the lack of improvement in the food and nutrition situation in rural Central America. Evidence is presented that indicates that it is more difficult to reduce malnutrition and fertility than it was to reduce infant and child mortality initially. When(More)
This paper addresses the interrelationship between the food and nutrition problem and population problems in Latin America within a global focus. A basic framework is presented which defines four demographic problems highly related with the food and nutrition situation: The underutilization of the labor force; the accelerated growth of the marginal(More)
The limited success of the health unisectorial action for the solution of the nutritional problems of the population led to the recognition of the necessity of coordinating the work of many sectors. The most important responsibilities of the health sector in the process of the multisectorial food and nutrition planning are discussed: morail and technical(More)
Population health and nutrition situations present different degrees of complexity which must be met with different degrees of technological complexity. This can be accomplished by organizing, in a progressive way, the resources of the health service system to constitute different levels of attention. In this paper, the concept of levels of attention of the(More)
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