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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least three Brazilian states have confirmed outbreaks of measles so far this year. The northern states of Amazonas and Roraima, together, account for about 500 confirmed cases and more than 1,500 cases are still being investigated.

In the other extreme of the country, Rio Grande do Sul in the south, also confirmed six cases of the disease this year, according to a government news agency yesterday (Wednesday, July 4th).

Rio de Janeiro is investigating seventeen cases - one with a preliminary positive result for Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?