Dengue fever affects Timaná in Huila, Colombia

With 23 confirmed cases of dengue fever and another 175 suspected infections, the municipality of Timaná is the most affected area in the south of the department of Huila.

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.

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

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