By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Health officials in Paraná state have reported (computer translated) a 20 percent increase in dengue fever since last week. Officials report 1,234 people have been confirmed with the disease – since August, up from 1,029 cases reported the week prior.


During the same period last year, 59 dengue cases were confirmed.

Officials also note that 898 of the cases were contracted in Paraná with seven cities in an epidemic situation-Angulo , Floraí , Inajá , Nova Cantu , Quinta do Sol , Santa Isabel do Ivaí and Uniflor.

In addition, health officials reported the first chikungunya case in the capital city of Curitiba. Their are now five municipalities in the state that have reported chikungunya, with all cases classified as imported to the state.

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