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Dengue Fever in Brazil (Update)

29 May 2014

An update of dengue fever cases has been reported in several states of Brazil.

  • Federal District in the central-west of the country has recorded 4920 cases.
  • Uberlandia, Minas Gerais state in the southeast of Brazil has reported 4551 cases.
  • Araraquara and the general region, San Paulo state 589 cases; other localities, Boa Esperanca do Sul 632 cases, Casa Branca 2041 cases and Ribeirao Bonito 233 cases.
  • Itaporanga in Sao Paulo state, a dengue health emergency has been declared, more than 200 suspected cases have been reported, of those 56 have been confirmed as dengue.

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.