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Dengue Fever in Brazil

19 July 2011

Sergipe state registered 1063 confirmed cases of dengue fever and 2 deaths from the infection between the months of January and July 2011. In Mato Grosso do Sul state, 12 840 dengue cases have been reported so far in 2011. In total, 3 deaths were confirmed; 2 in Campo Grande and one in Paranaiba.

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/housesĀ is advised for longer term stays.