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Global Dengue Fever Outbreak Expected To Double Previous Record

March 11, 2024 (EIRNS)—Dengue fever, which in 1970 was isolated to seven countries, can now be found in 129 countries. Now the World Health Organization warns that southern Europe and the southern United States should also expect significant outbreaks over the next decade.

Brazil has declared a state of emergency since 1 million cases were reported in just two months—and the peak season is still to come. Brazil had more cases in those eight weeks than the entire Western Hemisphere had all last year, according to the Washington Post.

Brazil’s capital, Brasilia is the epicenter, with 120,000 new cases. The hospital system which survived the COVID pandemic, has now collapsed with “standing room only” conditions in the hallways since every bed and wheelchair is occupied. Dengue is an “urban” disease, because the Aedes Aegypti mosquito requires human blood for reproduction—so while Brazil’s cities are hard hit, it is actually rare in unpopulated areas of the Amazon rainforest.

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