Dengue fever in Argentina and Brazil (update)

Argentina -

  • Chaco - 108 suspected and confirmed cases

  • Misiones (Posadas) - 72 suspected and confirmed cases
    Brazil -

  • Mato Grosso - 33,177 cases; 21 suspected and confirmed deaths. Most affected municipalities include Rondonopolis, Cuiaba, Sinop and Varzea Grande.

  • Minas Gerais - 340,762 cases; 65 deaths. Most affected municipality is Belo Horizonte.

  • Paraiba - 3,878 suspected cases; 4 deaths

  • São Paulo - Bauru - 4,189 cases; Barretos - 4,548 suspected and confirmed cases; Rio Preto - 10,165 cases

There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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