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Dengue: my personal experience with break-bone fever

April 6, 2011


Dengue has been on the nightly news in Paraguay every day for weeks now.  22 people have died this year, and thousands have been sick (although much fewer than the epidemics of 2006-2007).  They don’t have enough hospital beds for all the people sick with dengue, and now flu season is starting up.  Dengue is […]

Misadventure is my middle name

April 4, 2011


I had three compañeros with me for the trip out this time.  The quad was loaded onto the back of a 4×4 truck and we left Asunción around the mid-afternoon.  We had plans to stay at an estancia overnight and continue to my study communities the following day. But it rained.  So we spent an […]

IDRC’s Ecosystem and Human Health Program

January 27, 2011


My colleagues at CEDIC are famous!  Dr. Antonieta Rojas de Arias and Dr. Miriam Rolon are featured in a video by the IDRC (International Development Research Centre) of Canada about the EcoHealth projects they funded in Latin America and the Caribbean.  CEDIC’s project investigates the vector for Chagas disease in the Paraguayan Chaco. Description of […]