Dengue fever cases and deaths continue to be widespread in multiple countries

Dengue fever cases and outbreaks have been reported from the following countries:

Japan (Japanese tourist returning from East Timor)
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro State; Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul State)
Paraguay (Cordillera Dpartment)
Peru (Jaen, Cajamarca Region)
Ecuador

Malaysia
Pakistan (Lahore, Punjab Province)

Travellers to these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and may not be reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community that are not reported.

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

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