Dengue fever cases in Minas Gerais, Brazil, exceed the total for all of last year

In the state of Minas Gerais, reported cases of dengue fever this year are greater than the total for all of 2014. Almost 58,000 cases have been registered with 43 deaths statewide. The most affected municipality is Uberlândia.

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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.