Dengue fever and chikungunya already prominent in Brazil in 2017

So far this year, there have been 427 cases of dengue fever and chikungunya in Ceará, but with no confirmed deaths. The majority of these cases are chikungunya, and Baturité and Independência are the cities that have been most affected.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Chikungunya Fever and Dengue Fever.

Advice For Travellers

All travellers to areas where these viruses are active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue, chikungunya or Zika infections 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.