Dengue fever in Brazil - weekly summary

The following states and cities are reporting on-going transmission of dengue fever virus:

  • Alagoas - 9 deaths in Maceió
  • Paraíba - 200% increase in cases; more than 28,000 and 26 deaths
  • Mato Grosso do Sul - 15 deaths; heavily affected municipalities include Campo Grande, Coxim, Dourados, Maracaju and Ponta Porã.
  • Paraná - 57 deaths; 80% (310 municipalities) of all municipalities affected, especially Paranaguá, Curitiba
  • São Paulo - Rio Claro, Rio Preto and Birigui heavily affected
  • Rondônia - increasing transmission; affected municipalizeis include Castanheiras, Seringueiras, Pimenta Bueno and Espigão D'Oeste.
  • Santa Catarina - increasing in many municipalities
  • Distrito Federal (Brasilia) - 8 deaths with double the number of cases
  • Minas Gerais - almost 500,000 cases and 179 deaths
  • Espírito Santo - 36 possible deaths
  • Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre is reporting local transmission

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other areas 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.

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