By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The State Department of Health in Mato Grosso do Sul state in central-west Brazil is reporting that 75 of the 79 cities in the state have reported a high incidence of dengue cases, according to a Correio do Estado report (computer translated).
With an incidence of 2,453.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the state faces an epidemic of the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers epidemic when a site has an incidence of 300 cases per 100,000 people.
São Gabriel do Oeste has the highest index in the state, with 1,530 reported cases and an incidence of 6365.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Campo Grande has 25,346 reported cases and an incidence of 3045.1.
In addition, 27 deaths have been reported in the state with Campo Grande and Dourados each confirming eight deaths.