Deaths due to dengue fever increase in Dominican Republic

Approximately 70% of the reported cases of dengue fever in the last 4 weeks have been registered in Santo Domingo, Santiago, San Cristóbal, Puerto Plata, María Trinidad Sánchez, Duarte, Monseñor Nouel, Barahona and the National District. The number of reported deaths has risen to 52.

Due to incomplete reporting, lack of access to health care in some areas, and the fact that many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and be reported to health authorities, there may be many more cases in the community than are reported. Travellers to these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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