Fortaleza, Brazil, is another city in midst of dengue fever outbreak

So far in 2013, there have been 1,768 cases of dengue fever reported from 110 of the 184 municipalities in the state of Ceará. The most affected municipalities include Fortaleza and Tauá. There may be many more unreported cases since counting 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 areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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