Dengue fever cases reported in Cochabamba, Bolivia

So far in 2013, there have been 7 confirmed cases of dengue fever and 116 suspected cases reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than are reported due to incomplete reporting, lack of access to health care in some areas, and the fact that many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and be reported to health authorities,. Travellers to these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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