Dengue fever surges in city of São Paulo, Brazil

The municipality of São Paulo is registering almost 3 times the number of cases of dengue fever compared tot he same time period last year. So far in 2015, there have been almost 1,500 suspected and confirmed cases reported.

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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