Dengue fever in Brazil - weekly summary

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

  • São Paulo - Ribeirão Preto (worst epidemic in city's history), Rio Claro, Bauru, Iacanga, Taubaté
  • Paraná - 310 of the 399 cities report dengue fever cases; 81 cities have epidemic levels of transmission, especially in Paranaguá, Londrina and Foz do Iguaçu.
  • Paraíba - deaths due to dengue reported in Monteiro, Aroeiras, João Pessoa, São José do Umbuzeiro, Soledade and Santa Cecília.
  • Santa Catarina - more cases than in 2015
  • Espírito Santo - most cities report decrease in number of infected people.
  • Minas Gerais - number of deaths exceeds the number for 2015; most affected cities include Juiz de Fora, Belo Horizonte, Uberaba, Itaúna, Contagem and Divinópolis.
  • Ceará - deaths due to dengue reported in Fortaleza, Aracati, Fortim, Icó and Catarina.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other areas does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

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.