Dengue fever cases continue to increase in Karachi, Pakistan

Sixteen more cases of dengue fever were reported to bring the total for the year to 511 cases with 6 deaths. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting cases may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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