Major increase in dengue fever in state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Through the end of August, the state of Rio de Janeiro has registered 53,000 suspected cases of dengue, more than five times the number recorded during the same time period last year. There have been 13 deaths.

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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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