Dengue fever in Asuncion, Paraguay, continues unabatted in 2013

During the first week of 2013, the Central Department reported 1,166 cases of dengue fever, while the capital city reported 161. Due to incomplete reporting, lack of access to health care in some areas, and the fact that many persons with dengue fever may not seek medical care and be reported to health authorities, there may be many more cases in the community than are reported. Travellers to these areas can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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