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July 2, 2016: Brazil Has 138,000 Probable Zika Cases

Globo.com reports that “Brazil has recorded 138,108 probable cases of Zika virus in 2016 – the incidence rate in the country is 67.6 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. Of these, 49,821 were confirmed, according to data released by the Ministry of Health on June 17, 2016. The figures were recorded until May 7, 2016, the 18th epidemiological week.

“In the last published report, with data as of the 30th of April, the number of probable cases reported was 127,822, an increase of 10,286 notifications of Zika virus. The number of confirmations was 43,227 – resulting in an increase of 6,594 cases.

“The Midwest region has the highest incidence of the virus, with 140.9 cases/100,000 inhabitants. The states with the highest rates are Mato Grosso, with 558.1 cases/100,000 inhabitants, Bahia, with 265.9 cases/100,000 inhabitants and Rio de Janeiro, with 230.8 cases/100,000 inhabitants.”

Source: Ministry of Heath

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