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Friday, March 11, 2011

Dengue virus kills 17 in Bolivia

Via The Windsor Star :

" Health authorities said Thursday that 17 people died of dengue in Bolivia in January, and nearly 1,300 have contracted the infectious mosquito-borne disease.

The highest incidence of the virus was reported in the eastern province of Santa Cruz, which accounted for 43 per cent of the cases reported in the month.

The Health Ministry said 17 deaths from the disease were reported in January, and there were 1,292 confirmed cases."

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