Dengue fever is a regular visitor of this blog. If last year it was Rio de Janeiro that suffered a devastating epidemic, this year the bad news come from the state of Bahia. So far this year there have been 26.597 cases, a 291% increase over 2008. 28 deaths have been confirmed and there are another 59 still unconfirmed.
Among the seven cities worst affected by the epidemic there are two tourist destinations: Ilhéus y Porto Seguro.
You have complete information on dengue fever at this blog’s entry 10 facts about dengue fever in Brazil.