Dengue fever continues in Brazil

So far in 2014, there have been 322,230 reported cases, along with 1,932 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever and 69 deaths nationwide. A total of 321 cities are listed as being at risk for outbreaks.

São Paulo State is widely affected, and there is dengue transmission in the cities of Bauru, Bebedouro, Jales, Presidente Prudente, Santa Casa de Jau, Sorocaba, Itaporanga, Tambaú, and Campinas in the south of the state where there have been more than 32,000 cases along with 3 deaths.

In Paraná, the city of Londrina has reported 722 cases and 1 death.

In Piauí, the city of Teresina has recorded 920 cases of the 1,700 cases from the entire state.

In the city of Manaus (Amazonas State), there have been 2,276 reported cases with 14 neighbourhoods considered at risk of dengue transmission.

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.

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

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