One of worst dengue fever epidemics in history in state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Mato Grosso do Sul is fighting one of the worst outbreaks of dengue fever in its history. So far, there have been more than 19,000 reported cases and up to 10 deaths across the state.

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.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.