Dengue fever in South America

Cases, deaths and outbreaks of dengue fever are being reported by the following countries:

  • Colombia - 54,905 cases with 37 deaths
  • Ecuador - 36,634 cases with 5 deaths
  • Peru - 32,931 cases with 44 deaths
  • Venezuela - 15,255 cases
  • Argentina - 2,655 cases
  • Brazil - more than 1,600,000 cases with 600 deaths
  • Paraguay - 36,767 cases with 2 deaths

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

Advice For Travellers

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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