Dengue fever in Brazil - weekly summary

The following states continue to report significant transmission of the dengue fever virus:

  • São Paulo - death due to dengue reported in Sorocaba; other affected municipalities include Bauru, São José do Rio Preto
  • Pará - affected municipalities include Belém, Alenquer, Oriximiná, Pacajá, and Parauapebas among others
  • Minas Gerais - one of the most affected states in Brazil with hundreds of thousands of cases and at least 163 deaths. Heavily affected cities include Juiz de Fora and Belo Horizonte (43 deaths).
  • Paraná - 58 deaths so far; most affected cities include Foz do Iguaçu and Paranaguá.
  • Ceará - 13 deaths among the more than 63,000 infected people; affected municipalities include Fortaleza, Caucaia, Maracanaú, Pacatuba, among others.
  • Alagoas - most affected city is Maceió.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other states 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.