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Rio Health Officials on Alert Due to Rising Dengue Cases

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro city health officials are on alert. The number of dengue cases in January and February in the city increased by 45 percent compared to the first two months of 2018, with already more than one thousand cases reported. Officials have launched a campaign to reduce the infestation of mosquito-borne diseases.

“We need action uniting the population and governments working together, working in the mosquito presence foci, which is the only effective way to prevent these diseases," Rafael Pinheiro, coordinator in Environmental Health Surveillance of the Municipal . . .

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