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Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela: On a recent morning in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter lined up in front of a shabby community health center in the hope of receiving treatment for malaria. All five of them are afflicted by the mosquito-borne disease, which is rapidly spreading through Venezuela as an economic meltdown strips the country of medicine and doctors. “We don’t know if this is a curse, but the entire area is awash in malaria,”…

Over 80 ‘possessed’ students suffer seizures in school

Students of a Peruvian school believe their institute is haunted after more than 80 pupils fainted and suffered seizures. Some of the students even started screaming uncontrollably after seeing the ‘supernatural being’. The other symptoms the students experienced include vomiting, delirium and shared hallucination. Health experts are unable to find what caused the illness at Elsa Perea Flores school in northern Peru. While, local residents thought it was a case of “demonic possession”. Local media said the school…