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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brazil reports first 3 Chikungunya cases

Via Xinhua :

" BRASILIA, Dec. 8 : Brazil Wednesday reported first three cases of Chikungunya, a viral disease spread by mosquitoes that causes fever and severe joint pain.

The infected included one man from Rio de Janeiro and another from Sao Paulo who recently traveled to Indonesia. The third was a Sao Paulo woman recently returned from a trip to India, the Health Ministry said. All of them received treatment and have recovered.

So far there is no evidence of Chikungunya transmission in the country,the ministry said in an online statement."

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