Dengue fever in Brazil - weekly summary

The following states and municipalities are reporting on-going transmission of dengue fever virus:

  • Minas Gerais: Divinópolis (1 death)
  • Espírito Santo: Cariacica (1 death)
  • Paraná: 11 deaths, 1,819 new cases in 1 week
  • Tocantins
  • Mato Grosso do Sul: 26,829 cases this year
  • São Paulo: São Paulo; Presidente Prudente (5 deaths); Campinas
  • Paraiba: Taubaté (70 new cases in 1 week)
  • Rio Grande do Norte: almost 11,000 cases

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Advice For Travellers

There is a low to high risk of exposure to dengue fever in Brazil, but the risk will vary from place to place depending on the intensity of transmission by infected mosquitoes. The absence of reports from other states or cities does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there.

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.