Dengue fever is a concern in Manizales, Colombia

Health officials are concerned after confirming transmission of the dengue fever virus in the town of Kilometer 41. So far there have been as many as 85 suspected cases. More laboratory tests are pending.

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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