News Alerts

30 Mar 2019 | 01:24 PM UTC

Brazil: Over 229,000 dengue fever cases recorded as of mid-March /update 2

Brazil News Alert

Elevated risk of contracting dengue fever across Brazil; 229,064 cases recorded nationwide from January 1 through March 16

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/13/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Brazil, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast region (Brazil)

Read all related news alert(s):


According to the most recent statistics released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, a total of 229,064 cases of dengue were reported nationwide from January 1 to March 16, including at least 62 fatalities. Half of all fatalities were registered in São Paulo. Overall, the case numbers through March 16 represent a roughly 224 percent increase relative to the corresponding time period in 2018. Further spread of the disease is to be expected over the coming weeks.


Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and rashes. Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a potentially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, the enlargement of the liver, and hemorrhaging.


Individuals present in Brazil - in particular, pregnant women and their partners - are advised to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites (e.g. by wearing covering clothing, using insect repellent, and sleeping in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms) and to eliminate possible mosquito breeding grounds (e.g. small pockets of fresh water, such as rainwater that has collected in cans, bottles, tires, flower pots, clogged gutters, etc.).  


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news