Dengue fever increasing in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

The city of Belo Horizonte registred 100 new cases of dengue fever during the 10 days. The total for the year is now 2,756 confirmed cases. At this rate, 3,000 cases are expected by the end of November.

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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