Big increase in dengue fever cases in Rondônia, Brazil

From January to June this year, reported dengue fever cases increased from 3,120 to 10,775 cases. There were 3 deaths reported, along with 18 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever. 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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