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brazil is dealing with both a recession and a major political corruption scandal but this might actually pose the biggest threat to the nation's president dilma recess , an outbreak of the mosquito borne virus dengue fever has highlighted the sad state of brazil's health care system , reuters correspondent brian winters says there have been three quarters of a million cases this year alone that's a lot for a country of two hundred million , in the end result has , the health club , schools especially here in sao paulo have been overwhelmed with weight sometimes upwards of , for even five hours , two hundred and twenty nine people have died of dengue so far this year beyond a fever it causes symptoms like joint pain and peeling skin they can last more than a month there are no specific medications to treat it once a person contracts it , brazil promises universal health care its constitution but critics say the system is under funded and badly managed many complain that despite knowing it was coming the government failed to prepare for the dengue outbreak , there was a special fund that was set aside for dengue prevention two thousand fourteen , where the government set aside about , dollars to spend on , special measures to stop the spread of the disease only about sixty , percent of that was actually spent because the government said it couldn't find enough worthy projects to spend , the frustration is only been fueled by the fact that resilience pay among the highest taxes in latin america , the percentage of g. d. p. that makes it to the healthcare system is comparatively low is anger grows resurfacing her approval ratings plunge just seven months into our second term as president