High levels of dengue fever in 38 municipalities in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

So far this year, there have been almost 16,000 cases of dengue fever with at least 4 deaths. There were 1,300 new cases in just the past week. At least 38 municipalities are reporting high levels of dengue fever.

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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