Dengue fever epidemic in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Health authorities in the Department of Santa Cruz have declared a health emergency as the number of reported cases of dengue fever reached 3,848 (935 confirmed by laboratory testing and an additional 2,913 suspected cases).

Travellers to Santa Cruz should be aware of the risk of exposure to dengue fever 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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