Cases, deaths and outbreaks of dengue fever have been reported in countries in the Americas (summary)

Cases*, deaths and outbreaks due to dengue fever have been reported in the following countries
Mexico - Michoacan, Morelos states
Costa Rica
US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas)
Argentina - Cordoba Province
Colombia - Bolivar Department
Venezuela - Carabobo State

*Note: There may be many unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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