Fighting Aedes Sp – Part 1- Anti-Mosquito lotions


To anyone coming to Brazil, and to brazilians, a few tips will follow about how to avoid Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and Zika virus.

This is official info about the anti-mosquito lotions available in brazilian supermarkets (source – SIMERS, Secretaria da Saúde, www.rscontraaedes.ufrgs.br). It's n portuguese but nothing Google Translate can't handle.

 

 



The Nardoni Trial, and Science & Health Reminders


  • It’s been now three full days since the beggining of the trial of Alexandre Nardoni & wife Ana Jatobá, both charged with murder 2 years ago, being the victim Isabella Nardoni, 5 years old, child of Alexandre’s first marriage with . Since the very beggining the case caused commotion nationwide due to it’s ever growing media coverage as forensic evidence quickly & strongly pointed towards Isabella’s father & stepmother as the authors of the crime. Since then the couple has been held captive in the prison of Tremembé, in the State of São Paulo, known for being ‘home sweet home’ to the most notorious Brazilian criminals.

    Global Voices has a post about on the media circus built around the Isabella Nardoni Case.

  • Today, March the 24th,  is World TB Day. For the curious and uninformed,  “TB” stands for Tuberculosis.  This day in 1882 Dr. Robert Koch brought to public his discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus, a.k.a. Koch bacillus. Hence the date is used as means to increase people’s awareness of such prevalent burdensome illness.
  • Reminder: Phase 2 of the Brazilian National H1N1 Vaccination Campaign goes until April 2nd . Go to the health care facility next to you and take your shot: if you are pregnant, in any gestational age; children from 06 months to 2 years old – and don’t forget to bring the child’s vaccination card with you; if you are under 60 and has any of the listed chronic diseases. Important: ALL PREGNANT WOMEN MUST GET THE VACCINE. In case you get pregnant after the vaccination period ends, you will get the vaccine too. Just look for the health care facility next to you, as soon as possible. For further questions you can check the following site, in portuguese:  http://www.vacinacaoinfluenza.com.br


“Brazilian Politicians” Twitter List




Town Mayors, city Councilmen, state Governors, state Representatives, federal Representatives, Senators, state Secretaries, Ministers. 

The list is not affiliated to any party (that is, listed users belong to any and every party, left-wing, right-wing and/or center).

I took care to also include politicians with currently no mandate.

There’s a preference for politicians who interact with their followers, naturally, as that’s part of the spirit of democracy.

You can suggest someone to be added to the list by filling the proper Listorious form; or you can send an @ reply to @plasticmadness on Twitter, explaining why you think the person should be on the list.

Please take the time to check the list, it comes out handy and of public utility, specially in election times. 



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