Large number of dengue fever patients in Espiritu Santo State, Brazil

So far this year, the state of Espírito Santo has recorded up to 42 deaths and more than 31,000 infections due to dengue fever. The 5 most affected municipalities include São Roque do Canaã, Jaguaré, Apiacá, Aracruz and Cachoeiro de Itapemirim.

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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.

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