Brazil – Dengue Expected to Continue Through November

Health authorities are concerned about the potential for continued transmission of Dengue fever into October and November after many mosquito larvae had been found. Historically, Dengue transmission drops significantly during these months after the rainy season, but Ascel Bio will be monitoring closely for any sign of continued heightened transmission. Transmission of Chikungunya is ongoing in parts of the country, with 2 new cases reported in Pernambuco in the past weeks. Chikungunya virus was introduced into the Western hemisphere in late 2013, and is beginning to circulate indigenously in Brazil. A common seasonal pattern has not been identified, but Chikungunya is spread by the same mosquitoes that spread Dengue fever, and transmission occurs where and when these mosquitoes are able to breed.

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Posted on: Sep 17, 2015 | Share:
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