Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, struggles with dengue fever

There have been 22,724 reported cases of dengue fever across the state. Eight people have died. Last week there were 762 new cases, or more than 100 per day. The municipality of Iguatemi has reported the highest number of cases.

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Advice For Travellers

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.