Dengue fever doubles in Mato Grosso, Brazil

This year, cases of dengue fever have more than doubled across the state compared to last year. Through the end of August, there were 20,639 reported cases with 10 deaths. At least 76 cities have a high level of dengue, including Santa Carmem, Cocalinho, Ribeirãzinho, Paranaíta, Santa Rita do Trivelato, Torixoréu, Campo Novo dos Parecis, Alto Taquari, Matupá, Novo Horizinte do Norte, Serra Nova Dourada and Sinop.

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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.