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New Dengue Epidemic in Rio

By Felicia Bryson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the latest report published by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, there have been 7,030 cases of dengue in the municipality of Rio since the beginning of the year, among them four deaths were registered. Major news publisher O Globo reported that in just three months, the city had 8,315 reports of dengue, more than the total of the years 2009 and 2010 combined (5,843).

The number of Rio neighborhoods in which dengue cases are being reported is rising as well. The updated figures indicate that the . . .

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