Bad year for dengue fever in Brazil

Brazil has reported almost 1,250,000 cases of dengue fever, along with 529 deaths nationwide. Bahia, with more than 45,500 cases is one of many affected states.

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Advice For Travellers

All travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.