Dengue fever cases already exceed last year total in Ceará, Brazil

During the first 7 months of this year, there have been 37,600 reported cases of dengue fever, almost double the total for all of last year. About half the cases have been reported by the city of Fortaleza.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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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