Child dies from dengue fever in Nicaragua

An infant from Masay Province has died due to dengue fever. Approximately, 2,350 suspected cases have been reported in the country. Most of the cases have occurred in children between the ages of 5 and 14. There may be many more 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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