Health Alert: Dengue in Brazil

United States Embassy Brasilia, Brazil
Health Alert: Dengue in Brazil
November 7, 2019

Location: Brazil, country-wide

Event: Dengue is an ongoing risk in Brazil. After low numbers of dengue cases in 2017-18, Brazil has already recorded more cases in 2019 (1,439,471 as of September 11) than occurred in either of those outbreak years. Public health officials are particularly concerned because this rise in cases is happening during the dry season when rates are typically much lower, and are predicting further increases in case numbers as Brazil enters the rainy season.

Actions to Take:
• Prevent mosquito bites. There is currently no vaccine that is widely available/recommended or medicine to prevent dengue.
• Visit CDC’s website on Dengue fever.


  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Brazil Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

Note:  The timestamp on this e-mail message may reflect Washington, D.C., time, which may differ from local time.

U.S. Embassy Brasilia
SES – Av. das Nações, Quadra 801, Lote 03
70403-900 – Brasília, DF
Phone: (61) 3312-7000
After-Hours Emergencies: (61) 3312-7400

U.S. Consulate General Recife
Rua Goncalves Maia, 163
Bairro Boa Vista Recife, PE – 50.070-060
Phone: (81) 3416-3050
After-Hours Emergencies: (81) 99916-9470 or (81) 3416-3060

U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Wilson, 147 Castelo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ — 20030-020
Entrance at Rua Santa Luzia
Phone: (21) 3823-2000
After-Hours Emergencies: (21) 3823-2029

U.S. Consulate General São Paulo
Rua Henri Dunant, 500,
Chácara Santo Antonio,
São Paulo, SP — 04709-110
Phone: (11) 3250-5000
After-Hours Emergencies: (11) 3250-5373

U.S. Consulate Porto Alegre
Av. Assis Brasil 1889
Passo d’Areia, Porto Alegre RS
Phone: (51) 3345-6000
After-Hours Emergencies: (51) 3345-6000