Increases in reported dengue cases in many states in Brazil

In January, large numbers of dengue fever cases were reported in the following states:

  • São Paulo - 17,612 cases
  • Goiás - 6,386 cases
  • Minas Gerais - 2,750 cases
  • Acre - 2,673
  • Paraná - 1,950
  • Rio de Janeiro - 1,605 cases
  • Ceará - 1,178 cases
  • Mato Grosso do Sul - 1,124 cases

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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