Deaths due to dengue fever reported in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

There have been 3,146 casos of dengue fever in the past 2 months in Rio Grande do Norte. Four people have died from this infection. The most affected municipalities include Natal and Parnamirim. 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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