Happy new year? Not for Rodrigo Buffarah Coelho, a 38-year old port terminal manager from Paranaguá in the Brazilian state of Paraná. His encounter with a mosquito at a New Year’s Eve party made him another high-profile victim of dengue in Paranaguá, a city hitting back hard against repeated outbreaks.
When Gayatri Rangachari Shah was bitten by a mosquito she knew she was at risk of dengue fever. Soon she began to feel weak and in pain. It wasn’t long before she was in hospital.