City of San Salvador sees its first case of dengue fever

Yesterday, health officials confirmed that someone in San Salvador, El Salvador, has been infected with dengue fever and is receiving treatment. Officials are working on preventative measures to attempt to eliminate the mosquitos that could be spreading the disease.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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.