Dengue spike in 20 states; Tick-borne infection deaths in MG, Brazil 

Local news sources report that dengue fever cases have undergone a four-fold increase this year, striking 20 states as well as the Federal District. Deaths related to dengue infection have also risen, up to 222 from 88 a year ago - many of those in the state of São Paulo.

WHILE in Contagem, a satellite city of Minas Gerais’ capital Belo Horizonte, spotted fever and its vector, the lone star tick, are responsible for the deaths of at least three people and sickened at least 30. The state has recorded five deaths related to the tick-borne infection this year. Read more.

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