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Preventive Measures Against Dengue

Jun 17, 2008
The World Health Organization's World Health states that as of 1998, infectious and parasitic diseases slashed one-third of all deaths in the world in 1997 and 43% of deaths among developing nations. The low rate in Cuba is an exception because of the possible high educational and health awareness rate with regards to the disease in the country. This can be attributed to the consistent improvements of Cuba's health system over the past 50 years which was further amplified b it speedy modernization. The United States, as nation thought of by most people as a world leader is even inferior to the Cuban health care system, a sheer proof that you don't need power to heal.

About 50 years back, a town in the Caribbean which happens to be a part of Cuba decided it has to hasten the pace in terms of medical education. This is when several mass infections hit the nation killing many, among these viral killers are Dengue. Today,Cuba hasa population of about 11 million which are all served by dedicated health workers which includes more than 70,000 medical doctors all working in a first class medical system. Now isn't this an inspiring scenario for other developing countries? I mean if Cuba can do it, why cant they? It is believed that corruption and not simple lack of resources causes nation to die of any viral epidemic.

During the 1960s, Dengue casualties were reduced significantly with the advent of vaccines and anti-biotic along with deadly viruses such as smallpox, poliomyelitis, and acute rheumatic fever. But Dengue is more than just a seasonal disease, as opposed to the others mentioned above. It is a killer spurned by poverty, social exclusion, health systems, environments, food security, water and sanitation. To win against it, proper education is very important. To truly win against the disease, public health vigilance in terms of modern structures will be needed. This will include disease monitoring, disease prevention, communication, and financial supports are all needed.

Maria Guzman and her husband are both working to battle against Dengue for 20 years now. She works at the Tropical Medicine Institute Pedro Kourí (IPK), in Havana, Cuba as one of its head virologist. Her work there has been acknowledged to have made significant contributions in the field of pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, and clinical progression of this disease. The good doctor has been with the Cuban academy of Science for the Developing Worlds but she concentrates in the fight against Dengue. She is currently a member of several the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).

The Dengue prevention organization also believes that educational programs are not prioritized seeing that resources to implement them are not evaluated on a regular basis.

The education is somewhat mixed-up and done by inexperienced individuals who at most times give confusing instructions. The training of the staff to be truly credible in educating the public about dengue costs too much for countries whose number one problem is famine. Governments have to keep in mind that if it wants to prevent a mass outbreak, it should make dengue prevention a priority. They don't have to spend much, Dengue prevention is all about making do with available resources.
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Jon Caldwell is a professional content manager. Much of his articles can be found at http://denguefeverinformation.com
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