The state of Ceará, Brazil, struggles with dengue fever

Slightly more than 50,000 cases of dengue fever and 60 deaths have been reported throughout the state of Ceará. Of the 184 cities in the state, 167 (92 percent) have reported a significant number of dengue fever cases.

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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.

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