Dengue fever deaths in Minas Gerais, Brazil

So far, there have been 50 deaths due to dengue fever statewide. Altogether, there have been 172,000 suspected and confirmed cases of this infection. The most affected municipalities include Uberlândia, Uberaba and Belo Horizonte.

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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.