Countries of the Americas reported a total of 146,006 cases of dengue, out of which 2,706 were severe dengue. A total of 79 deaths have been reported, with a Regional fatality rate of 2.9%.
Heavy rains have affected more than 680,000 people in Espirito Santo, southeastern Brazil. 4,500 people have been evacuated and 112,300 houses have suffered damages.
Severe flooding has hit Brazil's perennially drought-stricken northeast, killing 15 people and leaving 70,000 others homeless.
Since the beginning of 2009 the Brazil is experiencing dengue outbreaks. Several cases of dengue are registred in the states of Acre, Roraima, Espiritu Santo, Amap?, Bah?a and Minas Gerais.
Source : Emdat
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