Concerns about the spread of dengue in Sucumbios, Ecuador

With 40 new cases of dengue fever reported in Sucumbíos, 11 of whom have severe illness, health authorities are concerned regarding further spread of this infection. The most affected municipalities include Lago Agrio, Shushufindi and Cascales.

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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