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Novel antigen holds promise for malaria vaccine

May 26, 2014
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Novel antigen holds promise for malaria vaccine

In 2012, malaria was responsible for around 627,000 deaths worldwide, of which 460,000 occurred among African children under the age of 5 years. Now, researchers have identified a substance that they say could be a potential vaccine candidate for malaria. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites transmitted to humans from the...
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Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

May 26, 2014
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Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (AP) — They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use their hands. It’s like having a terrible flu combined with an abrupt case of arthritis. Hospitals and clinics throughout the Caribbean are seeing thousands of people with the...
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Forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season

May 22, 2014
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Forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season

By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press NEW YORK — A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared. The El Nino, which warms part of the Pacific every...
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Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreading rapidly in Haiti

May 14, 2014
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Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreading rapidly in Haiti

An aedes aegypti mosquito, responsible for spreading the chikungunya virus, is shown on human skin. (AP Photo/USDA, File) A mosquito-borne virus that was detected for the first time in Haiti last week has quickly spread throughout the Caribbean nation, a health official said Tuesday. Some 1,529 cases of the chikungunya virus have been confirmed,...
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Mosquito-borne virus spreads rapidly in Haiti

May 14, 2014
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Mosquito-borne virus spreads rapidly in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus that was detected for the first time in Haiti last week has quickly spread throughout the Caribbean nation, a health official said Tuesday. Some 1,529 cases of the chikungunya virus have been confirmed, said Ronald Singer, a spokesman for Haiti’s health ministry. The bulk of the cases,...
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Deforestation d’Haiti

May 13, 2014
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Deforestation d’Haiti

Cher Fre-m yo, Mwe atache yon etid yon fre kretyen sou grangou k-ap vini. Le-m te rive an 1946, papa-m te voye Fre Elima Henri ak machet li sou cheval devan ti Jeep li pou taye branch bayawon-n sou ti wout bourik ki te soti Gonaives pou ale l’Anse Rouge. Le-n rive Mole St...
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Participation du Président de la République à la remise officielle d’un premier lot d’équipements agricoles à Haïti

May 9, 2014
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Participation du Président de la République à la remise officielle d’un premier lot d’équipements agricoles à Haïti

Participation du Président de la République à la remise officielle d’un premier lot d’équipements agricoles à Haïti par le Venezuela Quarante-quatre (44) tracteurs, trente-cinq (35) motoculteurs, cinquante et un (51) trayeuses et cents (100) pompes d’aspersion pour faciliter le travail des agriculteurs haïtiens Port-au-Prince,  jeudi 8 Mai 2014: Le Président de la République, S.E.M....
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As Haiti awaits confirmation, a quickly spreading mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean sparks concern

May 2, 2014
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As Haiti awaits confirmation, a quickly spreading mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean sparks concern

With more than 4,000 cases and six deaths in the Caribbean, a mosquito-borne virus that is similar to dengue fever is stirring concerns. Craig Riviere, 28, stands next to an open gully near his home in Tarish Pit, Dominica that is a breeding ground for the mosquito that spreads dengue and chikungunya virus that...
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International Recycling Helps Clean up Haiti, Create New Income

April 29, 2014
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International Recycling Helps Clean up Haiti, Create New Income

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press Haiti’s central government collects only about 40 percent of the capital’s garbage, leaving the rest to pile up in streets and gutters in impoverished neighborhoods, adding to the nation’s misery. But now, several entrepreneurial firms have stepped in to combat both blight and poverty as Haitians learn how to...
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Perfumers promote fair trade for Haiti’s ‘super-crop’

April 25, 2014
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Perfumers promote fair trade for Haiti’s ‘super-crop’

(Reuters) – With the sun barely up, beads of sweat already dot the brow of a barefoot farmer as he hacks at the soil with a pickax, digging up a precious root that has been dubbed Haiti’s “super-crop.” The vetiver plant, a tropical grass, is a little-known Haitian agricultural treasure, producing one of the...
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