Buzz Off announces new training seminars in Myanmar

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The Buzz Off training team will be travelling to Myanmar in late March to train more malaria vulunteers. Seminars are  currently being arranged in Myawaddy (in Karen State) and Kyaing Tong (in Eastern Shan Sate). The training team will be travelling from Yangon, Holland, England and Australia, and will be …

Buzz Off training team are in Pathein

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The Buzz Off training team are now in Pathein after running seminars in Yangon, Taungoo and Moulmein. So far on this trip more than 70 malaria volunteers have been trained and meetings held with other organisations and government leaders. Today that team met Ms Ga Moe Myat Myat Thu (Government Minister Karen …

Buzz Off team complete week one in Yangon

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The Buzz Off malaria training team have completed the first week of training in Yangon. 22 health care workers came together in Insein to be trained by the team. A great time was had by all. The training team includes nurses from Switzerland and England with other team members coming …

Buzz Off Burma Training set for November 2016

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Buzz Off are sending a training team to Burma to run malaria training seminars in country for the whole of November 2016. The training team are from; Australia, England, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Burmese trainers will be joining us there and we will be running 4 seminars …

Dengue Fever usually found in monkeys found in humans

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The Australian media is reporting that a rare strain of Dengue fever that is usually found in monkeys has been found in humans. A Queensland woman who was visting Brunei in 2014 contracted the rare strain of Dengue fever whilst there. It is the first reported case of this form …

More nets needed in Myanmar

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In 2015 Buzz Off distributed over 7,000 LLIN nets into remote villages in regional Myanmar. This gives an estimated coverage to 21,000 people. In 2016 we are hoping to increase this to 10,000 LLIN nets. We cost each net at $10. These nets keep families safe from Malaria – you …

A new twist in Zika virus outbreak – infections through blood transfusions – Updated

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On February 5, 2016, Reuters  reported that the Zika Virus has been spread through infected blood used for blood transfusions. So far the disease has also been spread through sexual contact, and animal bite, and on February 6, 2016, the first reports came though that Zika had been found in …

Zika virus is wide spread and mosquitoes are not the only vectors

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A few days ago we ran a news item on Zika virus and the warnings given by the WHO about it. The virus is thought to cause microcephaly and brain damage in babies, (as illustrated ). Since that article, new news about the disease has come to light that needs to …

Zika virus outbreak – WHO predicts up to 4 million cases.

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A serious outbreak of Zika virus is emerging in North and South America. The World Health Organization (WHO) are predicting 4 million infections in 2016 in the Americas alone. WHO say that the disease was detected in the Americas last year,  where it is now spreading “explosively”. As of late January …

Dengue Fever Still A Serious Problem On The Thai / Burmese Border

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Reports are still coming that Dengue Fever remains a serious problem on the Thai / Burmese border. The Thai Ministry of Health report  that  in 2015 141,375  cases were treated nationally with 141 confirmed deaths. Since the end of July 2015, on the Thai / Burmese border  39,597 cases of …