Dengue fever in Brazil - weekly summary

The following states and localities are reporting continued transmission of the dengue fever virus:

  • São Paulo - cases in Rio Claro, Ribeirão Preto, Bauru, Rio Preto (more than 15,000 cases)
  • Pernambuco - 7 new deaths registered
  • Mato Grosso - 50 percent more cases compared to last year
  • Santa Catarina - deaths due to dengue reported in Pinhalzinho and Chapecó; however, reports of cases are decreasing
  • Mato Grosso do Sul - deaths reported in Campo Grande, Dourados, Ponta Porã, Coxim and Maracaju
  • Paraná - 319 of the 399 municipalities have reported dengue fever cases; 85 municipalities have epidemic levels of this disease; there have been 60 deaths
  • Paraíba - more than double the number of dengue cases this year compared to last year

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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.