Deaths due to dengue fever in Dominican Republic

This year, 21 of the 3,725 people infected with dengue fever have died from their infection. High risk areas include the provinces of Santo Domingo La Vega, San Francisco de Macorís, and Santiago, as well as the municipalities of Los Alcarrizos and Cotuí.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities.

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.

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