More deaths due to dengue fever in state of São Paulo, Brazil

More deaths due to dengue fever have been reported by 7 cities in the state of São Paulo which continues in the grips of a major dengue fever outbreak statewide. The affected cities include Penápolis (8), Sorocaba (15), Limeira (7), Caraguatatuba (7), Pindamonhangaba (1), Santos (2), and Itanhaém (1).

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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