Citizens should be aware of dengue fever outbreak in Brazil


2009-04-18 15:44

Source : Tourism Crisis Management Office

The Tourism Crisis Management Office has urged Macao citizens in Brazil or those planning to visit the country to be aware of the recent dengue fever outbreak there and take the necessary preventive measures. In case of emergency、they are asked to contact the Chinese Consulate-General in Rio de Janeiro at 0055-21-87204727、or the tourism hotline at 853-28333000.

 

According to the notice issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs、the Chinese Consulate-General in Rio de Janeiro said more than 40,000 cases of dengue fever have been reported in several cities in State of Bahia、Brazil、recently. The epidemic has killed 32 people so far and the State Government had declared a state of emergency in seven cities.



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