by Liz Andrews, UK Entomology Graduate Student
Dengue epidemic paralyzes Cape Verde
A first-ever outbreak of dengue fever in Cape Verde, already causing four deaths and infecting 9,000 people, has caused widespread panic on the archipelago. Tomorrow, everyone in the infected area is urged to kill mosquitoes instead of going to work. Both the police and army have been recruited to root out the cause of the disease.
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