Dengue fever cases in Minas Gerais worry health offiicials

So far this year, a total of 3,500 cases of dengue fever, along with 4 deaths have been reported. The most affected municipalities include Cachoeira do Vale, Recanto Verde, Ana Rita and Primavera. There may be many more cases. Counting and reporting cases of dengue may be hampered by lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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