By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Municipality of Contagem, in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, reported 34 cases of spotted fever. The latest was noted last Thursday, June 6th: a 15-year-old living in the Eldorado neighborhood, outside the designated risk area. She was assisted in an Emergency Care Unit and was discharged.

The risk area is the Vila Boa Vista neighborhood, in Contagem. Four family members living in the area have died. Three of the deaths were confirmed to have been caused by spotted fever.

Civil Defense has sealed off one of the neighborhood streets . . .

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