Dengue fever continues in the Dominican Republic

Deaths due to dengue fever have almost doubled this year to 97 deaths with almost 8,500 reported cases of this infection in the area of greater Santo Domingo.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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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