Dengue fever increasing rapidly in Venezuela

During the first 18 weeks of 2014, there have been 21,360 reported cases of dengue fever nationally, about 30 percent more than the same time period last year. Even the city of Caracas has been affected. 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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