Deaths due to dengue continue to increase in the Dominican Republic

Deaths due to dengue fever continue to increase in the Dominican Republic. There have been 40 deaths so far among the almost 3,000 reported cases nationwide. Dengue virus has been detected in many provinces, including Santiago Rodríguez, Hermanas Mirabal, Duarte, Sánchez Ramírez, Monseñor Nouel, San José de Ocoa, Hato Mayor, La Vega, Samaná, Barahona and Santo Domingo.

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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.