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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cases of dengue fever in Latin America continue to rise sharply. Over the past 13 months, the virus has caused 1,530 deaths and 1,346,991 confirmed infections, according to data from the Pan American Health Organization (OPS).

Latin America is in a state of emergency. The number of deaths caused by this disease is much higher than that caused by the recently spreading Coronavirus.

If left untreated, the mortality rate for dengue fever is up to 20 percent. It is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.

Over 19 countries in Latin America are exposed to this . . .

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