Dengue fever epidemic in Paraguay unchecked

With 52 deaths and at least 75,000 reported cases of dengue fever, Paraguay has been hard hit by the on-going epidemic, especially in the capital city Asunción. 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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