Number of patients with dengue fever is unacceptable in Pernambuco, Brazil

In Pernambuco, for every 100 thousand people, it is reported that 707 people are infected with dengue fever. This number is over double what is considered acceptable by the World Health Organizations. There have also been 36 deaths cause from dengue fever in Pernambuco.

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Advice For Travellers

The absence of reports from other areas does not mean that there is no dengue fever transmission there. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

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.

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