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Brazil’s Number Of Dengue Cases Up 50% Over Last Year; Disease’s Spread Outpacing Zika Virus

Wall Street Journal: Dengue Outpaces Zika in Brazil
“While global health agencies struggle to tame the rapidly spreading Zika virus, an older and deadlier pathogen is straining medical providers and setting record infection levels in Brazil: dengue. … The number of dengue cases nationwide this year through February 20, the most recent data available, rose to 300,980, nearly 50 percent higher than for same period last year…” (Johnson/Jelmayer, 3/31).

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