Dengue fever crisis grips Latin America

As the world watches the coronavirus pandemic, another medical crisis unfolding in Latin America sees cases in Colombian city soar by 500 percent in a month.

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    Dengue fever cases are soaring in Latin America, all the way from Mexico to Chile.

    The mosquito-borne illness has become one of the most common reasons for hospitalisation.

    More than three million cases - a figure six times higher than the previous year - were reported in Latin America last year and the upward trend is continuing.

    One Colombian city has seen a 500 percent increase in cases in a month.

    Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cali, Colombia.


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