Dengue fever epidemic in Bolivia

Health authorities have recorded a total of 11,341 probable cases of dengue fever. There have been an additional 2,280 confirmed cases and 27 deaths. The most affected areas are Santa Cruz (5,727 probable cases, 1,404 confirmed cases and 11 deaths). Beni (3,269 probable cases, 314 confirmed cases and 14 deaths), and La Paz (993 probable cases, 308 confirmed cases and one death).

Travellers to these areas in Bolivia should be aware of the risk of exposure to dengue and take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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