The city of São Paulo, Brazil, reports major increases in reported dengue fever

There have been at least 3,300 suspected and confirmed cases of dengue fever reported in the city of São Paulo in the first 6 weeks of this year. This number is at least double the number for the same time period last year.

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.

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