Dengue fever in Panama

The Metropolitan Health Region has recorded 766 cases of dengue fever. Health authorities are concerned that there will be many more cases in the near future. The most affected municipalities include Las Garzas in Pacora, Río Abajo, Juan Díaz and Tocume.

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

Advice For Travellers

All 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.

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