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In Rio de Janeiro officially declared an epidemic of dengue fever

In Rio de Janeiro officially declared an epidemic of dengue fever

In Rio de Janeiro officially declared an epidemic of dengue fever

Despite all preventive measures that have been accessed government of Rio de Janeiro at the end of last year, an epidemic of dengue fever yet begun, reports RIA "Novosti".

Number of victims start to soar from the beginning of the year. Here, the second most populous Brazilian city and the tourist capital of the country, physicians have recorded more than 50,000 infections with fever. In 12 cases of fatal infection.

This epidemporog – 300 cases per 100,000 people. And his illness broke. Dengue is particularly intensified in recent weeks because of the rains. In humid environments carriers fever – mosquitoes Aedes Aegypti – feel more than at ease. Fresh stagnant water is the main mosquito breeding condition.

According to statistics, in 2008 Rio de Janeiro shuddered under attack the most ambitious in the history of dengue fever. Then, from January to June, more than 162,000 people became ill, and 123 – died.

General fever were brought to Brazil came from Asia in the XIX century. Adopted in the 1950s, strict sanitary regime allowed her to win. Dengue again manifested itself in 1980. The situation is complicated by the fact that doctors are still not developed a vaccine.