Over 2,733,000 Cases Of Dengue Recorded In The Americas In 2019

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The Pan American Health Organization, PAHO says this year the Americas has recorded the largest number of Dengue fever cases recorded in history.

Over 2,733,000 thousand cases of dengue have been recorded in 2019.

PAHO says this has already exceeded by 13-per cent the total number of cases reported in 2015, the previous record year.

The PAHO Region of the Americas has also confirmed 1,206 dengue-related fatalities, as of November 11 this year.

According to PAHO, the country with the highest incidence rate in the Americas is Brazil with over 2-hundred-and-69-thousand cases and 7-hundred-and-2 fatalities.

In Brazil, the highest incidence rates are located in the states of Minas Gerais [MEE-NAS CHE-ROYCE] and São Paulo.

The next 4 highest-ranked countries in the Americas are located in the Central American Isthmus: Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

PAHO says the US-based Centers for Disease Control confirmed 8-hundred-and-65 travel-related Dengue cases in 2019. 


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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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