Dengue epidemics in 16 municipalities in Alagoas State, Brazil

So far, there have been more than 6,500 cases of dengue fever statewide. More than three fourths of the cases have occurred in 17 municipalities, including Carneiros, Colônia Leopoldina, Feira Grande, Junqueiro, Maragogi, Maravilha, Senador Rui Palmeira, Ouro Branco, São Sebastião, Marechal Deodoro, and Inhapi.

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Advice For Travellers

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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