BBC News – Brazil dengue cases almost triple as new strain spreads

Apart from Mato Grosso do Sul, seven other states across southern and central Brazil have been affected by the epidemic.

More than half of the cases have been caused by the DENV-4 strain of the virus, which was first detected in Brazil in 2011.

Mr Padilha said that because the strain was still relatively new to the country, more people were susceptible to infection.

via BBC News – Brazil dengue cases almost triple as new strain spreads.

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