Dengue fever epidemic in municipality Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil

The municipality of Cruzeiro do Sul, in Acre, has a population of 80,000, and in the first month of this year, there were already slightly more than 2,300 cases of dengue fever. During the same time period last year, there were only 7 cases.

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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