Big drop in dengue fever cases in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Although there were 221 cases of dengue reported in the last week, overall, the number of cases across the state (9,086) has dropped significantly compared to the same time period last year (41,859). Nevertheless, there have been 5 deaths. 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.

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