Manaus has most reported cases of dengue fever in Amazonas, Brazil

There have been 726 cases of dengue fever reported in the state of Amazonas since the beginning of this year. Most of the cases (515) have occurred in Manaus. Other affected municipalities include Tabatinga and Humaiat√°. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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