Dengue fever doubles in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Through the end of November, the number of reported dengue fever infections more than doubled. A total of almost 25,500 infected people were registered, along with 6 deaths. The most affected municipalities include Sinop, Várzea Grande, Rondonópolis and Cuiabá.

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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.

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