Many cases of dengue fever in Minas Gerais, Brazil

There have been more than 16,000 cases of dengue fever along with 12 deaths in the state of Minas Gerais this year.

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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