More dengue fever this year in municipality of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

By the end of February, the municipality of Campinas registered 274 confirmed cases of dengue fever, but there were also 3,295 patients who had symptoms of dengue. So far the number of new cases this year is greater than the number for the same time period last year, when the city had the worst dengue fever epidemic in its history. Many municipalities in the state of São Paulo are reporting increased numbers of dengue case.

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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