Dengue fever in Brazil - weekly summary

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

  • São Paulo - Jundial, Várzea Paulista, Louveira, Itupeva, Embu das Artes, Sorocaba, São José do Rio Preto (cases doubled compared to last year), Presidente Prudente, Ribeirão Preto
  • Minas Gerais - 4 deaths; epidemic levels in Juiz de Fora;
  • Paraná - 3,388 new cases bring total to almost 45,500 infected people; Paranaguá most affected city
  • Rio Grande do Norte - epidemic level of transmission
  • Espírito Santo - reported cases are 5 times higher than last year (approximately 47,000 cases; 33 deaths)
  • Mato Grosso - on-going transmission

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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.