|Puerto Rico Presents Pilot Project for the Prevention and Control of Dengue|
On the occasion of the official visit to Puerto Rico by Dr. Jon K. Andrus, Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the Department of Health held a special presentation of the Dengue Pilot Project, funded with federal funds allocated by the CDC to the Department of Health of Puerto Rico. The project has the active participation of Dr. Concepción Quiñones Longo, Acting Secretary of Health of Puerto Rico.
Photo of the presentation of the Pilot Project for Prevention and Control of Dengue in Puerto Rico. Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response Public Health, Department of Health of Puerto Rico.
Dengue is a public Health problem worldwide. The American hemisphere is not the exception, with more than 35 countries report transmission of the disease and where it has been responsible for outbreaks and epidemics that has cost many lives in recent years.
Fecha: 11 de julio del 2012 Ciudad: Bucaramanga, Colombia
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Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization