Dengue fever in Brazil - weekly summary

People infected with the dengue fever virus have been reported from the following states and municipalities in Brazil

  • Minas Gerais - almost 3,000 new cases every day; affected cities include Belo Horizonte, Juiz de Fora, Paraíba, Divinópolis, Uberaba
  • Santa Catarina - affected cities include Pinhalzinho, Serra Alta, Bom Jesus, Coronel Freitas, Descanso
  • Paraná - 72% of municipalites are reporting cases of dengue, including Paranaguá, Floresta, Bela Vista, Ivaiporã, Nova Santa Rosa, Curitiba
  • Mato Grosso do Sul - Campo Grande, Dourados
  • Mato Grosso - Novo Mutum
  • Alagoas - Maceió, Pajuçara, Pontal, Jaraguá
  • São Paulo - Araras
  • Rondonia - Guajará-Mirim
  • Espiritu Santo - more than 35,000 cases
  • Maranhão - Açailândia
  • Ceará - 99 of 184 municipalities are reporting cases of dengue

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Advice For Travellers

There is a risk of exposure to dengue fever throughout most of Brazil, but the risk will vary from place to place depending on the extent of mosquito control.

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

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.