Dengue fever is double last year's number in Minas Gerais, Brazil

In spite of drier weather that should inhibit the number of mosquitoes, the number of dengue fever cases in the state has reached 121,747 confirmed cases, double the number recorded last year. Due to dry conditions, citizens are saving water in containers that still permit the breeding of mosquitoes that spread dengue fever.

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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.