Deaths due to dengue Paraná , Brazil

Three more deaths due to dengue bring the total for the year to 7 deaths in Paraná. Across the state, there are 38 municipalities that have reached epidemic levels of dengue fever, while 28 other municipalities are on alert. The most affected municipalities include São João do Caiuá, Loanda, Londrina, Jataizinho and Nova Esperança.

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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