By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANERIO, BRAZIL - The ministry of health reported today that the number of dengue fever cases in the country was three times higher than during the same period last year. Although the number of serious cases and deaths decreased by 44 and 20 percent respectively, the total number of cases rose to 204,650 in the first seven weeks of the year.

The Secretary of Health Observation, Jarbas Barbosa attributed the increase to a . . .

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