Dengue fever continues in Nicaragua

The death of a 17 year old patient with dengue fever brings the total number of deaths due to this infection this year to 18. So far there have been 6,729 reported cases of this disease nationally. There may be many more cases of dengue that are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. 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.

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