Another death due to dengue fever recorded in Paraguay

The death of a 16 year old due to dengue fever brings the total number of deaths this year to 7. Of the 900 cases reported nationally, 300 have occurred in Ñemby.

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

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.