Growing number of dengue fever cases in Mato Grosso, Brazil

So far this year, there have been almost 20,000 dengue fever cases across the state. There have been 5 confirmed and 7 suspicious deaths. At least 75 municipalities have reported cases and the most affected municipalities include Sinop, Várzea Grande and Rondonópolis.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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.