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The city of Palmas in the Brazilian state of Tocantins is reporting 10,082 confirmed cases of dengue since the beginning of the year, according to a recent epidemiological bulletin.

Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding on a human host/CDC

This compares to 1033 confirmed cases during the same period in 2021.

The city is also reporting a significant increase in chikungunya cases in 2022. According to health officials, 2,237 confirmed cases of the mosquito borne infection has been reported as of August 25. In 2021 during the same time, 19 confirmed chikungunya cases were reported.

No dengue or chikungunya fatalities were reported in the capital city.

In addition, four confirmed Zika virus cases were reported.

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