Dengue fever continues to be high risk in Minas Gerais, Brazil

In January 2014, a total of 484 cases of dengue fever were confirmed in the state of Minas Gerais by laboratory testing. However, in the city of Campo Belo, there have been at least 300 suspected cases of this infection. Many cases of dengue fever are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. 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.

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