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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Brazil (Update)

01 Apr 2015

The dengue situation in Brazil remains unchanged; as of 27 March 2015, a total of 224 101 suspected cases have been reported this year, thus far. Of the suspected cases, 5248 have been confirmed as dengue virus infection.

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.