Major increases in dengue fever in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Minas Gerais continues to struggle with dengue fever. In just 1 week, there were almost 10,000 new cases reported, bringing the total so far to more than 74,000 cases statewide. Of these, 46 people have died.

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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.