Public health. Money woes cripple Venezuela's health system.

  title={Public health. Money woes cripple Venezuela's health system.},
  author={Lizzie Wade},
  volume={345 6196},
  • Lizzie Wade
  • Published in Science 2014
  • Medicine
  • Venezuela9s public health system is in dire straits. Malaria, eradicated from much of the country by the 1960s, is surging. Nearly 45,000 cases have been reported so far in 2014, compared with 32,000 in all of 2008. Dengue is spiking, and the country is bracing for a wave of the newly arrived chikungunya, a debilitating virus that9s spread by the same mosquito that transmits dengue. In the meantime, maternal mortality rates have increased from 59 deaths per 100,000 births in 1990 to nearly 71… CONTINUE READING

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