Dengue Epidemic alert declared in Coronel Oviedo, in Caaguazu, Paraguay

A dengue fever epidemic has been declared in Coronel Oviedo, in Caaguazu department, after 79 cases were reported. 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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