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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Brazil (Update)

30 Sep 2014

Dengue fever is an ongoing problem in Brazil. Nationally, as of 16 September 2014, a total of 659 051 cases have been reported.

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.