5 cities in Espirito Santos, Brazil, facing dengue fever epidemics

So far in 2013, the state of Espírito Santos has reported 9,013 cases of dengue fever. Five cities, ​Guarapari, Linhares, Serra, Cariacica and Piúma, on alert for a possible dengue fever epidemic. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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