Record levels of dengue fever in greater São Paulo City, Brazil

With just over 6,000 reported cases of dengue fever (almost an 18 percent increase in one week and almost double the number of cases reported in the same time period last year), the city of São Paulo has reached record levels of this infection. There have been 5 deaths. The most affected neighbourhoods include Jaguaré, Rio Pequeno, Lapa, and Tremembé.

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.

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