It’s on the news: there’s a virulent outbreak of dengue fever in Ubatuba – as well as in other less visited points of the coast of São Paulo, such as Itanhaém. A few minutes ago, a specialist on dengue gave her advice: do not travel to the area. If you really have to, be very careful and remember that the only prevention against dengue is avoiding being bitten by the mosquito that carries the disease. Dengue fever is the topic of an entry on this blog.
This year’s dengue epidemic is particularly virulent. Only last week 37,000 new cases of dengue fever were registered by the authorities – most of them in the states of Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.