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Brazil: Epidemiological Update - Dengue - 11 November 2019

Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization Country: Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guadeloupe (France), Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique (France), Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Martin (France), Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Situation summary In the Region of the Americas, between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 421 of 2019, a total of 2,733,635 cases of dengue (280 cases per 100,000 population) have been reported, including 1,206 deaths. Of the total cases, 1,217,196 (44.5%) were laboratory-confirmed and 22,127 (0.8%) were classified as severe dengue. The reported case-fatality rate was 0.044%. The number of cases reported in 2019 as of EW 42 (2,733,635) is the largest recorded in the history of dengue in the Americas, exceeding by 13% the number of cases reported in the epidemic year of 2015 (Figure 1). In 2019, the proportion of severe dengue (0.8%) has exceeded that observed in the previous four years.

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