"Paraguay Could Face Threat From Dengue, Other Fevers This Year"

"ASUNCION -- Paraguay could face problems this year with dengue and other fevers transmitted by mosquitoes, which have proliferated due to rainy weather during the Southern Hemisphere summer, a health ministry official said on Tuesday.

Paraguay had a record 150,000 dengue infections and 262 deaths in 2013. Concern this year extends to zika and chikungunya fevers, Paraguay's director of preventive health, Águeda Cabello, told Reuters."

Mariel Cristaldo reports for Reuters January 19, 2016.

Source: Reuters, 01/20/2016