More than half a million cases of dengue in São Paulo, Brazil

The number of cases of dengue in the state of São Paulo has risen to more than 589,000 infected people. The cities of Campinas, Sorocaba and São Paulo have recorded the largest number of cases, but the virus is widespread through out the state.

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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.