Espiritu Santo State, Brazil, is reporting 10 new cases of dengue fever everyday

In the past 20 days, there have been 2,000 new cases of dengue fever (an average of 100 per day) including 3 deaths. So far this year, there have been more than 5,700 cases statewide, with 7 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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