Dengue fever is spreading in Venezuela

In just the first 2 weeks of this year, there have been 118 confirmed cases of dengue fever in the state of Zulia. Other affected areas include Falcón, Carabobo y Mérida. Another 114 cases were reported from Táchira. Many cases of dengue fever are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. 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.

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