Someone dies from dengue almost every day in the dengue epidemic in São Paulo, Brazil

Currently, in the state of São Paulo, a person dies from dengue fever every 28 hours. In Catanduva, which is experiencing the worst outbreak in its history, almost 10 percent of the population of 118,000 has been infected with dengue.

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.

Global Monitoring To Keep You Safe While You Travel

Sign up your trip to receive real-time, exclusive travel alerts to help you stay safe while away from home.