Dengue fever continues to increase in Mato Grosso, Brazil

In just the first 6 months, the 16,000 reported cases of dengue fever are almost double the number reported for all of 2014. There are as many as 10 deaths recorded.

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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.