Outbreaks of dengue fever feared in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Based on surveys that show a high density of mosquitoes that carry dengue fever, authorities fear that three cities in the state (Cáceres, Rosário Oeste and Santa Carmem) are at high risk for an outbreak of this infection.

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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