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Controlling Zoonotics

While rich and poor countries grapple with the new medical threat known as Zika, Indonesia for decades has had to deal with other kinds of zoonotic diseases, like rabies and anthrax. Since the late 1990s, rabies has killed more than 200 people in East Nusa Tenggara province. This year alone,…

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The New Epidemic

Gorontalo Regency recorded its first case of anthrax in 2012. The disease has since become an epidemic. The government and communities are working together to eliminate anthrax.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.