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Dengue Fever in Brazil (Update)

24 Oct 2013

Dengue fever is an ongoing problem in Brazil. As of 18 October 2013, Minas Gerais state has recorded 320 130 dengue fever cases with 106 related deaths. The municipalites worst affected are Belo Horizonte with 94 438 confirmed cases and 8 deaths and Uberaba with 20 deaths.

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.