Dengue fever in countries in western South America

Dengue fever continues to increase in countries in western South America.

  • Colombia - over 32,000 reported cases with 109 deaths.
  • Ecuador - Manabi province is reporting more than 4,000 cases.
  • Paraguay - almost 2,250 cases from several municipalities, including Caaguazu, Canindeyu, and Salto del Guaira.
  • Peru - the Piura region is reporting more than 5,900 suspected and confirmed cases with 7 deaths.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.