Rio Sees 298 Percent Increase in Chikungunya Cases in 2019

This year, the city recorded 37,973 cases of chikungunya between January and November. In the same period last year, the government had recorded 9,545 occurrences.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The districts of the city's West Zone account for more than half of the recorded cases, with a total of 19,117 occurrences. The highest incidence of the disease was in Campo Grande, with 2,645 people infected by the virus in 2019.

Realengo and Bangu, also in the same region, complete the top case neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, with 1,921 and 1,774 records, respectively.

Data from the Municipal Health Secretariat (SMS) show that two years ago, from January to November 2017, a total of only 1,691 likely cases of Chikungunya . . .

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