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  • Dengue cases top 5.2 million in the Americas as outbreak passes yearly record, PAHO says

    Source: https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/19/ameri...tam/index.html

    Dengue cases top 5.2 million in the Americas as outbreak passes yearly record, PAHO says
    By Michael Rios, CNN
    3 minute read
    Updated 3:50 PM EDT, Fri April 19, 2024


    CNN —

    Dengue cases are surging in the Americas, with cases reported topping 5.2 million as of this week, surpassing a yearly record set in 2023, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

    PAHO spokesperson Ashley Baldwin told CNN Thursday that 5,214,480 cases of dengue have been reported in the Americas as of Wednesday. In all of 2023, the total number of cases reported in the region was 4,572,765.

    “We are in an emergency situation because of dengue,” PAHO Director Jarbas Barbosa said in a news briefing Thursday.

    Countries in the southern hemisphere have been the hardest hit so far, with Brazil accounting for a majority of the cases. In February, Rio de Janeiro declared a state of public health emergency amid a spike in cases.​..
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