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Dengue fever outbreak

An outbreak of dengue fever has broken out in Rio de Janeiro, causing nearly 2,000 victims. The disease is spreading fast through the city and its metropolitan area. 1,800 cases have been registered in the last two weeks. Dengue fever is a viral tropical disease, transmitted to humans by a mosquito. Its symptoms are similar to influenza and it can be deadly. The incidence of Dengue fever rises after heavy tropical rains in the hot summer, providing a perfect environment for the mosquitoes to breed.

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Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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