Deadly dengue fever epidemic continues to spread in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

There have been 19 reported deaths and more than 50,000 cases of dengue fever reported across the state. 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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