dengue fever alert: state of Bahia

March 30, 2009 | By More

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.

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Category: Alerts, Destination: Bahia, health

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