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The Brazil Ministry of Health in a recent bulletin reports the capital city of Brasília has seen the most probable cases of dengue fever.

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Between January 2 and August 28 , the Federal District had 61,597 dengue records. There were 12,963 more cases than the second place city, Goiânia, which had 48,634 probable cases of the disease, according to the Ministry of Health.

To date, Brazil has recorded 1,329,488 cases between January and August.

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Normally, dengue proliferates in the rainy season , but the numbers continue to increase in the Federal District, which completed 116 days without rain to August 31. The infectologist of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases in the DF, David Urbaéz, explains that the mosquito that transmits dengue, Aedes aegypti, has adapted to the drought.

The Federal District is 116 days without rain and the air humidity is no more than 25%. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) , the ideal is 60%.

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