Dengue alarm in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Health authorities in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, are concerned about the increasing number of reported cases of dengue fever. So far there have been 371 cases with 18 people who are suspected of having dengue haemorrhagic fever. 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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