Minas Gerais has third worst epidemic of dengue in past 8 years

With more than 94,400 cases of dengue confirmed by laboratory testing and another 70,000 suspected cases, the state is having the third worst epidemic of this infection in the past 8 years. There have been 43 deaths recorded.

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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.