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Dengue Fever Outbreak on Easter Island
May 24, 2018 | Emily Wolfson

  As of April 29, 2018, 13 cases of dengue fever have been confirmed on Easter Island [1]. The cases are assumed to have been acquired locally, as...

First Case of Zika Virus reported on Easter Island
Mar 7, 2014 | Katharina Schwan

Zika virus (ZIKV), a rare but benign mosquito borne illness, is spreading across the islands of the south pacific. The Disease Daily recently...

Ongoing Struggle with Meningitis W135 in Chile
Jun 18, 2013 | Michael Closer

On June 13, 2013, the Ministry of Health of Chile confirmed yet another case of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 in a child from the...

Rats Infect Convicts with Hantavirus in Chilean Prison
Feb 10, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

In the city of Concepción, Chile the inmates at El Manzano prison are under close observation after two died, and ten started displaying symptoms of...