Major dengue fever problem in state of São Paulo, Brazil, this year

Almost 500,000 people were infected with dengue fever across the state this year, almost double the number for the same time period in 2013. Sorocaba, Campinas and the city of São Paulo recorded the highest number of cases.

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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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