Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

Hundreds of people are suffering from a lethal form of dengue fever in Venezuela. According to officials, more than 24,364 cases of the disease have been reported this year -- more than double the number for the same period in 2000. To contain the outbreak of the disease, president Hugo Chavez has declared a health emergency.

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