Dengue cases surge by nearly 50 percent in Americas

19 April 2024
2024-04-19 19:01

Dengue cases have created an "emergency situation" in the Americas, although cases in hotspots Argentina and Brazil appear to have stabilized, the head of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Thursday.
PAHO has confirmed more than 5.2 million cases of dengue across the Americas this year, an over 48 percent jump from the 3.5 million cases the group reported late last month.
Dengue symptoms include fever, headaches, vomiting, skin rashes, as well as muscle and joint pain. In some cases, it can cause more severe hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding that can lead to death.

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