More dengue fever in municipality of São Paulo (Brazil) than last year

The municipality of São Paulo is reporting 10 times the number of cases found in the same time period last year. The total so far this year has reached 27,721 infected people. 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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