Dengue fever reports increase by 60 percent in Bahia State, Brazil

With reports of 29,899 cases of dengue fever so far this year, Bahia is experiencing a 60 percent increase in cases compared to the same time period last year. There may be many more unreported cases sincecounting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care,and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areaswhere the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure todengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquitobites.

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