100 cases of dengue every day in Paraguay

While there have been about 1,100 cases of dengue registered nationwide, there are also reports that 100 new cases are being registered daily. The most affected places include the city of Coronel Oviedo and the departments of Alto Parana and Canindeyu.

Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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