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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Brazil (Update)

26 Nov 2013

Dengue fever continues to be a major problem for Brazil. As of 21 November 2013, nationally 1.4 million suspected dengue fever cases and 573 deaths have been recorded.

By region: Southeast region, 63.4% of cases (936 500 recorded cases); Midwest region 18.4% (271 773 cases); Northeast region 10.1% (149 678 cases); South region 4.8% (70 299 cases); North region 3.3% (48 667 cases).

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.