BRAZIL TRAVEL ALERT: Dengue Cases up sharply 2013

Posted on February 26, 2013 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourist Warning, Travel Health reported that 84.6% of the cases occurred in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Parana, Espiritu Santo, Mato Grosso and Goiás, all of the south, southeast and center-west of the country , according to the epidemiological balance released by the Ministry.

“The situation of these eight states should serve as a warning to others not to interrupt the actions to combat the disease,” he told a news conference on Health Minister Alexandre Padilha.

The Brazilian minister recalled that the rainy season, which is the time the mosquito Aedes aegypti proliferates, causing the disease, is starting at home, so “the fight against dengue in the beginning,” he said. Read Article

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