Zika Virus not only concern for visitors to olympics, be aware of chikungunya virus

Posted on July 20, 2016 • Filed under: Brazil, Brazil Travel, Latin America Health, Latin America Travel

outbreaknewstoday.com reported while so much attention has been placed the Zika virus epidemic and to a lesser extent dengue fever in Brazil this year, another virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito is being reported at a nearly 10 times amount compared to the first five months of the year in 2015. According to a g1.globo.com report (computer translated), the Brazilian Ministry of Health is reporting a nine times increase in chikungunya Jan through May 2016 compared to the same period last year. Through May, 122,762 chikungunya cases were reported across the country compared to 13,160 cases in 2015 and more than 23,000 cases reported for the entire year. Read Article

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