Six states in northeastern Brazil declare dengue emergency

The Brazilian states of Alagoas and Piauí have joined 4 other states in northeast Brazil (Paraiba, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará) in declaring a health alert due to high numbers of people infected with dengue fever.

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Advice For Travellers

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.