Severe dengue epidemic in Brazil


According to the latest statistics of the Brazilian Ministry of health, there are 94149 cases of dengue fever and 14 deaths in the country. The cases of infection are mainly concentrated in the central and western regions of the country. Another 62 people are suspected of dying of dengue fever. The specific cause is still under investigation. Dengue fever is an acute insect borne disease caused by dengue virus transmitted by mosquito vectors. The typical clinical manifestations are high fever, headache, severe muscle and joint pain, etc.