Dengue cases double in Alagoas state, Brazil

In the first 2 weeks of January, there were 579 new cases of dengue fever reported across the state. Last year, there were 269 cases reported in the same time period. The most affected municipalities include Mata Grande, Major Isidoro, and Ouro Branco.

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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