Dengue fever in variouis countries in South America

Dengue fever cases and outbreaks are currently being reported from the following countries:

Brazil: the following states and municipalities are affected

  • Ceará
  • Goiás - Goiánia
  • Mato Grosso - Sinop and Rondonopolis
  • Minas Gerais - João Monlevade
  • Paraná - Londrina, Cambe and Cascavel
  • Santa Catarina - Itajai
  • São Paulo - Catanduva, Guararapes, Marilia, Mococa

Colombia: the following department is affected:

  • Huila - Timana

Ecuador

Peru

  • Loreto - Yurimaguas

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.

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

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