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Dengue Fever in Brazil (Update)

16 Mar 2015

As of 14 February 2015, 103 616 cases of dengue fever have been reported nationally in Brazil. Regions worst affected include: southeast 62 689 cases; west central 18 685; northeast 9478 cases; north 7400 and south 5364.

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.