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Dengue type 3 resurges in Brazil and worries specialists

The recent resurgence of dengue virus serotype 3 in Brazil - which has not caused an epidemic in the country for more than 15 years - has raised the alarm about the risk of a new disease epidemic caused by this viral serotype.

A study coordinated by Fiocruz Amazônia and by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute presents the genetic characterization of the virus related to 4 cases of infection registered this year in Roraima, in the North Region, and Paraná, in the South of the country.

The circulation of a serotype that has been absent for so long worries the specialists.

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