Dengue deaths increase in the Dominican Republic

In the past few weeks, additional deaths due to dengue fever bring the total for this year to 96. Overall, there have been almost 14,000 people infected with this virus.

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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.

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