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Portuguese-speaking countries are at increased risk of dengue

 
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Most Lusophone countries (who speak the Portuguese language) is exposed to dengue, she said the World Health Organization (WHO) Regina Ungerer. The statements were made to UN Radio after publication of the latest report on the disease.

"Cable Seal, Sao Tome and Principe, Angola, Mozambique and Timor-Leste are in the area of ​​high risk of dengue. For heat, the humidity and the increasing resistance of mosquitoes. Conditions which are also found in countries in Africa and Asia," said .

During the past five decades, the incidence of dengue increased 30 fold in areas not previously affected, the report said.

Annually, hundreds of thousands of registered cases of the disease, resulting in about 20 000 dead or even disable millions of people around the planet.

With information from UN Radio

Source: Isaude.net
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