The city of Ribeirão Preto in São Paulo State has reached epidemic levels of dengue fever

There are reports of 3,409 cases of dengue fever in the city of Ribeirão Preto in the first 3 months of this year. The situtation has reached epidemic levels in the city. About 34 cases are confirmed daily. There may be many more unreported cases sincecounting 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 areaswhere the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure todengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquitobites.

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