Dengue fever concerns in Goiás, Brazil

This year, there were 600,000 reported cases of dengue fever statewide. The city of Bauru recorded a record 8,711 cases, or almost 1 cases for every 42 people in the city. There were 6 deaths. Given surveys of the number of infected mosquitoes locally, there are concerns that the next dengue season may be even worse.

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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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