Dengue in the Americas: 2.5 million cases reported to date, Brazil accounts for 87%
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From the start of the year through October 8, WHO officials have reported a total of 2,499,358 cases of dengue in the Americas.
The largest number of dengue cases in the region was reported by the following countries: Brazil with 2,182,229 cases (87.3%), Nicaragua with 63,853 cases (2.6%), Peru with 60,869 cases (2.4%) Colombia with 50,688 cases (2.0%), and Mexico with 36,926 cases (1.5%).
Half of all cases have been confirmed.
A total of 1,135 deaths were reported in the region (mortality rate of 0.045%).
At least nine countries in the region have reported all four dengue virus serotypes (DENV 1, DENV 2, DENV 3, DENV 4) this year.
With regard to STD-related diseases, chikungunya and Zika, a total of 250,150 cases of chikungunya have been reported in 12 out of 52 countries and territories in the Territory of the Americas, of which 125,264 (50.1%) have been confirmed.
99 percent of cases were reported from Brazil (247,537).
There have been 75 reported deaths associated with chikungunya infection.
31,443 cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in the Americas region in 13 out of 52 countries and territories, including four deaths.