6 cities in Parana State, Brazil, have epidemic levels of dengue fever

Six cities (Peabiru, Paranavaí, São Carlos do Ivaí, Fênix, Japurá, and Quinta do Sol) have reported epidemic levels of dengue fever. There may be many cases. Counting and reporting cases of dengue may be hampered by lack of local access to health care. 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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