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Dengue Fever in Brazil (Update)

04 Jun 2014

A record number of dengue fever cases have been recorded in Campinas, Sao Paulo state on the east coast of Brazil. A total of 32 384 cases have been registered.

Steps are being taken in the city to reduce the number of mosquito breeding sites before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in July.

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.