Dengue fever continues to increase in Tabasco, Mexico

So far there have been 666 reported cases of dengue fever, but 20 percent of these (133) have the serious form of the infection, dengue haemorrhagic fever. There have been 4 deaths. The most affected areas include Centro, Comalcalco, Cárdenas, Nacajuca and Huimanguillo. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting 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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