Tuesday, February 19, 2008

More Dengue - in Bolivia!

A 19-year-old man in Bolivia has died from dengue fever, marking the
1st death from the disease since massive floods began ravaging the
country in November [2008]. The teenager who died was from the
northwest part of Bolivia, among the areas hardest hit by the
torrential rains that have killed 53 people nationwide. [The floods
occurred in the northeastern Bolivian tropical lowlands, not the

With more than 100 cases of dengue fever recorded around the country,
authorities have issued health warnings, fearing epidemics due to
persistent flooding.



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