A government worker in Sao Paulo holding a pipette with water taken from the leaves of a plant outside a house
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Brazil: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo

One-hundred-and-thirty people have died in an outbreak of dengue fever in Sao Paulo.

More than 460,000 cases have been reported so far this year.

The disease is spread by mosquitoes and the epidemic is blamed on wet weather, and on storing contaminated water - at a time of water shortages across the country.

Peter Dobbie reports.

  • 19 Apr 2015
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