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Dengue Fever in Brazil (Update)

23 Apr 2014

Reports of dengue fever are continuing is San Paulo state in the southeast of Brazil. The city of Campinas is reporting the worst dengue fever outbreak in the city's history. As of 17 April 2014, a total of 14 002 confirmed cases have been recorded and infections as increasing

The city of San Paulo has recorded 2538 cases of dengue fever, as of 18 April 2014.

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.