Increases in dengue fever in Ceará, Brazil

In the past week there were 6 new deaths due to dengue fever in addition to 3,200 new reported cases. So far this year, the state has recorded a total of 54 deaths among 44,000 cases reported by 164 municipalities.

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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.