Dengue fever problem is growing in Ceará, Brazil

In just 1 week, there were more than 1,200 cases of dengue reported statewide in Ceará. The total this year has reached almost 6,000 cases registered in 108 municipalities. There have been 5 deaths.

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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