Dengue fever is increasing problem in Honduras and Panama

In Honduras, there have been 10,574 cases reported nationwide with 1,017 new cases just last week.

In Panama, 1,075 cases have been reported in the city of Panama metropolitan area in Panama Province.

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.

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

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