Pitangueiras is another city in São Paulo state with high levels of dengue fever

Health authorities in Pitangueiras have confirmed 214 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of 2013. Another 222 suspected cases have been reported. This city is yet another one in the state of São Paulo that has reported epidemic levels of dengue fever. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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