Generar enlace bitly Un estudio realizado por especialistas indica que solamente el 0,02 por ciento de los turistas que visitarán la ciudad tiene probabilidades serias de ser afectado por el virus; que se transmite principalmente por la picada del aedes aegypti.
La ciudad de Sao Paulo, ubicada al suroeste de Brasil, registra los niveles más altos de dengue de los últimos años; de acuerdo con informaciones oficiales hechas públicas este viernes.
04/25/2012 09:24 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 25, 2012 (AFP) - Rio de Janeiro has declared a dengue epidemic after diagnosing more than 50,000 cases of the tropical mosquito-borne infection this year and over 500 in the last week alone.
"We have a plan focused on the epidemic and we continue to be in a state of alert," Hans Dohmann, the city's health secretary, said late Tuesday, adding that the number of cases had surpassed 300 per 100,000 residents per month.
Rio de Janeiro – The municipal secretary of Health confirmed yesterday, March 20, that a 49 year old woman who lived in the Méier, northern area of the city, died on March 4 of dengue in a private hospital. The secretariat went on to report that she died of dengue virus type 4 (DEN4), which has become the dominant type, appearing in slightly over 76% of all registered cases of dengue so far this year in Rio de Janeiro.
02/16/2012 22:44 GMT
BRASILIA, February 16, 2012 (AFP) - Brazilian Health Minister Alexandre Padilla on Thursday warned that Rio de Janeiro faced a major dengue epidemic, although he said the virus strain prevalent was not fatal.
"I believe that Rio could this year face one of the worst dengue epidemics in its history, in terms of number of cases," he said in a television interview.
Padilla said the dengue virus strain prevalent in Rio was not the most serious and was not fatal.