Dengue fever in Brazil - weekly summary

Dengue fever transmission occurs widely in Brazil. At present the following states and localities are reporting cases of dengue fever:

Goiás - more than 72,000 cases; Goiânia, Anápolis, Luziânia.
São Paulo - Araraquara, Presidente Prudente, Rio Preto, Pindamonhangaba
Paraná - Paranaguá
Distrito Federal - Brasilia
Minas Gerais - Divinópolis, Uberaba, Belo Horizonte
Pernambuco - more than 45,000 cases
Santa Catarina - Pinhalzinho, Serra Alta, Descanso, Bom Jesus, Coronel Freitas, Florianópolis
Ceará - Caucaia, Crato, Fortaleza, Fortim, Icó, Maracanaú, Paraipaba, Salitre.
Rio Grande do Sul - Canoas

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission in other states or cities. 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.

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