City of Sorocaba, Brazil, Reports 41 Cases of Dengue in One Week

Posted on February 12, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Health, Weather/Climate

On February 11, 2013, Exame reported that the city of Sorocaba, São Paulo State, reported 41 cases of dengue during the week of Carnaval. This number raises the amount of cases reported in the area to 91 for the year, well below last year’s total of 25. Authorities are blaming the rainier-than-usual season paired with the high volume of individuals celebrating Carnaval as likely explanations behind the sudden rise. None of the reported cases have resulted in deaths, at this point. The death of a retired resident earlier this year was misdiagnosed: originally it was declared to be dengue, but it has since been revised to being caused by leptospirosis, passed through rat urine.  Read Article

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