Dengue in Brazil

01 February 2022

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The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported a continued transmission of dengue across the country, with 544,460 dengue cases, including 240 deaths, recorded between 3 January 2021 and 1 January 2022.

Advice for travellers  

  • All travellers to endemic regions are potentially at risk of dengue fever, and should be aware of this infection. Prevention relies on avoiding mosquito bites at all times.  
  • Travellers developing a fever during or on return from travel are advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

There is no vaccine against dengue fever licensed for use in the UK. 

Information and advice for travellers on dengue fever is available on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Source: TRAVAX, 27 January 2022