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Dengue Fever in Brazil (Update)

20 Jan 2015

During 2014, a total of 587 800 cases of dengue fever was reported nationwide in Brazil. The worst affected regions include: southeast 310 800 cases; south 24 200; west central 114 000; northeast 89 600 and north 49 100 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.