Reported Dengue Fever Cases in Brazil Grow by 432 Percent

After 21,000 Cases and 12 Deaths, Rio Preto in São Paulo state takes the lead in Dengue Fever; delayed rain and cold prolong the outbreak.

By Arkady Petrov

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Two months after the end of summer, the disease is still a concern in Brazil: from the beginning to the last day of the year, the total number of recorded cases was 432 percent higher than during the same period in 2018.

The rise was from 144,000 probable cases of infection to 767,000 suspected cases. Deaths from the virus also increased from 88 to 222 - the majority (80) in São Paulo. The number of infected individuals exploded in twenty states and the Federal District.

The Health Secretariat of São . . .

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